Ryan Ramcyzk-  OLT Wisconsin

6-6, 310, 

33 3/4" Arms, 25 Reps,

10 7/8" Hands, 

Blindside One Year Wonder. 

By TOM

Great inside shoulder punch that sends the DE outside with a jolt. "He's really athletic, and he's really smart," a scout said. "There are a lot of Wisconsin linemen who start in the league because they learn an NFL system and they are taught the right way. He played against Arden Key, Sam Hubbard and Taco Charlton. This guy is battle tested against three future first rounders." Ramcyzk can kickslide back smoothly against speed and not lose an inch.

Nice job sealing the OLB outside. When he hops the wrong way he can recover and take better position. Great power getting the outside shoulder of the DE, and driving him past the center of the line on runs behinds him. I think he still needs some work in pass pro. He misses an assignment ever once and while. He is strong as an ox, and a terrific run blocker. He can trap the OLB inside, and then run 15 to 20 yards down field next to him hand fighting him all the way. It is amazing how he can turn and just collapse line over and over. 

When he gets real low, he can pop and turn the DE with such nice power.  "LSU has edge guys and I was saying, ‘Who the heck is the left tackle?'" a scout said. "He stood out. He matches up with people stride-for-stride athletically." He couldn't work out at the Combine because of hip surgery. 

He is another one-year wonder at OLT that guys are getting over excited about. "You’re just betting a lot on this guy who in one year worked his way into being a productive blocker toward the end of the year," a scout said. "He just comes out of nowhere, he plays, now he’s hurt and he can’t work. Lot of red flags for me. I hope they take him early." Slides off the DE slanting inside nicely, and smoothly picks up the DT stunting inside. He will get popped back when the DT gets under him. 

He really uses his hands and feet together well with balance in pass pro, like an NFL OLT has to do. "I wanted to come in here and compete with the best.," Ramczyk said at the Combine. "It’s a special thing. It’s an amazing feeling. I’m really honored to be able to come here and be able to talk to all the coaches here. This experience is incredible." He was invited to the Combine after an All-American and All-Big Ten season.

I think he might have to move inside to OLG to start out. "I’ve heard a little bit of everything," Ramczyk said. "Obviously I’m going to play the position that the coaches want me to play that’s going to help the team out the most. I’ve really heard everything, from tackle to guard to center. So it’s been interesting." He still needs work on his technique.

Slides outside nicely. He can meet the big rusher outside and stone him. "The big thing with Ryan was you saw some things that he did naturally, and athleticism that he was blessed with," Badger OL coach Joe Rudolph said. "And then it was just teaching the offense and once you get down the basics, it becomes communication and awareness." He will miss his assignment mentally sometimes and just look terrible. 

He is a one year wonder who came out of Division III football to dominate last season in Wisconsin: Notable: Transferred to Wisconsin in 2015 after two seasons at Division III UW-Stevens Point ... initially enrolled at Division II Winona State in 2012 but did not compete ... took classes at Mid-State Technical College after leaving Winona State and before enrolling at UW-Stevens Point ... selected for 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.

He showed a ton of potential as an OLG if things don't work out at OLT. "You had to reward guys for how they played, and you believed that the best guys would emerge," Rudolph said. "But they needed to feel competition, guys needed to be rewarded for good play. I think at the end it brought out the best in each group." He has more finesse hands than heavy hands. 

He stepped onto the field at LSU and kicked butt from day one. "LSU has good edge guys and I was saying, ‘Who the heck is the left tackle?'" a scout said. "He matches up with people stride for stride athletically. I was shocked" He hits more with his pads and helmet. But he can dominate the DT inside when he blocks down. 

2016 Season: Earned first letter, starting all 14 games at left tackle on way to consensus first-team All-America honors ... anchored offensive line that helped Badgers rush for 203.1 yards per game ... ranked as season's top run blocker among FBS tackles by Pro Football Focus ... allowed just one sack and eight total pressures in 14 games, per Pro Football Focus

But their is some trouble in paradise. He missed the post season because of hip surgery to repair a torn labrum in his hip. "It’s a four-month [recovery]," a scout said. "He's very talented. I think he will come out. He's deciding that right now." I think he might slip out of the 1st because of it.

Ramcyzk Vs Michigan:

Nice job pulling to his left and hopping past the TE, and taking out the OLB. Great job getting low and impacting the DE up, turning him, and moving him backwards. I love how he gets his hands into the DE, and shoves him outside or upfield, and then goes to the 2nd level to hit an LB. Not the niftiest pulling to his right. He will stand up at the line and not kickslide, and then shuffle side to side on play action. He has great quick feet, and I would like to see them in the kickslide more. When he flies in a straight-line right into the MLB, he arrives with some thump.

He can pull inside and thunder crack the MLB back and to the side, and take him out of the play with one hit. He will advance on playaction and hand fight the DE without retreating an inch. Very nice technique, strength, and quickness, when he kickslides back a couple times and throws the rusher past him on the Draw. Then he can get to the 2nd level and impact the MLB back with a thud. That is a lot to ask of an OLT, and he does it.

Terrific job hoping outside the TE, and getting to the aggressive safety on the second level and knocking him sideways out of the play. Then going and hitting him again. He has some great quick feet moving backwards. Explodes off the snap low. He can push the DE up and out of the play, and can make it look effortless. Great heavy hands to shove the speed rusher past the QB. He will turn to seal the DE outside on runs away, and whiff sometimes. He can burst off the snap on short yardage and shove the DE back three yards, and then turn and shove the blitzing LB back three yards. Plays with excellent strength in run game. 

Ramczyk Vs Michigan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=spnD7TuKIGc

Ramcyzk Vs Penn ST:

They will run short yardage behind him and he can drive the DE back to the side, and then turn and bend him back over his teammates with incredible power. He is the best OG Prospect in this Draft. He will be an OLT in the NFL, but he would be an elite OLG. When he doubles down on the DT, he powers him sideways and then you can see his legs collapse, and he powers him into the turf. Nice job getting outside and popping the OLB outside and out of the play.

He will line up in a two point stance on passing downs sometimes. Very quick feet in his kickslide. He is not as good moving backwards as he is moving forward. But he still plays with great balance and strength moving backwards in kickslide. Nice job sliding back with arms extended and letting the DE get up field on screens. He can punch the DE on runs inside, and lose him as he rushes up field. But does a great job redirecting and getting his hands back in his shirt as he reads, turns, and tries to get down field. 

He can meet the DE at the pass in three strides of his kickslide, and then when the RB chips him hard enough to pop him inside, redirect off the spin move inside off the chip, and stone him again. He has some suddenness in his shoulders hopping back against the speed rusher. When he gets beat by speed to the outside, he can bail back, and shove the DE past the QB. He is so powerful running through the DT and grabbing the ILB on the second level. When he looks up and sees no one rushed his lane, he can spot the late blitzing CB, and kickslide back to the edge to stone him. 

Ramcyzk Vs LSU:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=548d7P3uDE4

Ramczyk Vs W. Michigan:

He can be a bit of a finesse OLT sometimes, but watch how he moves. He made three adjustments effortlessly on that one play (:01). I love how he plays with his arms extended (:11). He can be an elite blocker sometimes. He's still a little inexperienced and inconsistent (:20). Watch the burst to power as he punched the DE back. Then he turned and he picked up the blitzing ILB with some serious violence. He knocked the blitzer sideways and then into the dirt.

He shoved the LB aside, sealed him, and then pancaked him (:27). Zone blocking on the move. He played with great awareness and agility, as he spotted the guy he needed to block behind him (:38). But this was where he will make his money (:45). That is not exactly a kickslide. The inconsistency in his technique moving backwards could hurt him on Draft Day. But he was able to bail sideways, shuffle, and then he shoved him past the QB at the last second.

That was a little better. Still not a real kickslide, but he kept his shoulders squared and the rusher didn't stand a chance (:53). He was so good at impacting the LB on the second level (1:04). He blocked down on the DT, and drove him out of the play like a bulldozed on nitro (1:11). He drove that DT three yards sideways (1:27). That was as much his TD as Clements'.

He was still inconsistent, and missed blocks sometimes (1:29). He missed out in space (1:38). He got too high on the DT (1:51). He pulled outside with some nice agility, and turned and sealed the OLB (2:05). Goal line. He exploded down on the DT (2:17). He burst him down, and then rolled him over like a hotdog on a grill (2:25). Okay, let's see the kickslide. He has great quick feet. He has no trouble in the kickslide (2:40). He just doesn't always do it. But you can see that he had the quicks moving backwards. He was a little high. He met the rusher at the pass, and jammed him back with his hands and long arms.

Watch the kickslide as he moved laterally down the line with his arms up like he was in pass pro. He absorbed the big hit nicely (2:58). He shuffled more than slid there. But then picked up the DT who stunted outside nicely. He got his hands up and kept his feet moving (3:07). He was a great run blocker. He was so good that even when he fell down he hit two defenders (3:17). I think he might need to start out at OLG to gain more experience, and work on the consistency of his kickslide. He looked like a great OLG there.

He turned back, almost in pass pro position. He got low and wide and kept his hands up and jabbed at anything that moved. I think he can play OLT in pass pro eventually (3:17). There it is. A nice smooth kickslide for three steps. He stayed low and light. Then burst forward when the rusher tried to go inside (3:37). That was his best kickslide so far.

He can step in on day one and play OLG (3:44). He does that odd shuffle thing in pass pro too much. It is like half a kickslide, and half a shuffle down the line. But he kept his hands up consistently while moving backwards (3:53). Nice smooth kickslide. He got his hands on the rusher. Then he bailed and washed him past the QB (4:02). This is a great view of his slide (4:10). The feet were nice and quick. He moved back with nice balance. But his hands were a little low and a little wide. He has to tighten that up. He overextended a little and had bad hand placement. He saved himself with his quick feet and a helmet butt. I just don't think he is ready to play OLT in the NFL yet. Especially after being out four months recovering from hip surgery, and that is not against top comp there. 

He showed a nice burst back there. But he has light hands in pass pro. The long tall speed rusher slapped him off too easily. But he can be cat quick on the edge, and bailed again to save the day. He needs to show more kickslide and less bail (4:26). That was his best kickslide of the game. He kept his position and forced the smaller rusher to come to him (4:38). He barely had to touch him to stop that rush. Then he punched him off for another three or four seconds.

He shuffled back on the play action. Then grabbed him after the tight end did all the work (4:48).  He pointed out the protection. He looked very smooth and natural in his slide there (5:23). He had a little extra time and space as the rusher crossed in front of him. He showed excellent patience letting him move away from the QB. Then grabbed hold when he tried to turn back inside (5:34). However, he was a little high. His hands and arms were too wide. He is just not a day one OLT with that technique.

He did show some nice traits. Watch the burst back out of his stance. Then the balance and hands held high (5:59). Watch the great short set on the play action, like an OLG. He is great in pass pro like an OG (6:22). He made it look so smooth and easy there (6:29). He is too inexperienced, and too loose with his technique to be an OLT. However, he can step in at OLG from day, and spend his rookie year tighten up his technique. He has all the physical traits to play OLT in the NFL.

Ramczyk Vs W. Michigan:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZj4GbyYbsw

Ramczyk's Official Bio:

2016: First-team All-America (consensus) ... first-team All-Big Ten (consensus)

Notable: Transferred to Wisconsin in 2015 after two seasons at Division III UW-Stevens Point ... initially enrolled at Division II Winona State in 2012 but did not compete ... took classes at Mid-State Technical College after leaving Winona State and before enrolling at UW-Stevens Point ... selected for 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.

2016 Season: Earned first letter, starting all 14 games at left tackle on way to consensus first-team All-America honors ... anchored offensive line that helped Badgers rush for 203.1 yards per game ... ranked as season's top run blocker among FBS tackles by Pro Football Focus ... allowed just one sack and eight total pressures in 14 games, per Pro Football Focus.

2015 Season: Redshirt season.

2014 Season (at UW-Stevens Point): First-team all-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection … named third-team all-region … as starter at left tackle, helped UWSP rank No. 3 in league in both scoring offense and total offense.

2013 Season (at UW-Stevens Point): Second-team All-WIAC selection … played in all 10 games and was team’s starting left tackle … named team’s offensive freshman of the year.

High School: Named first-team all-state by Wisconsin Football Coaches Association and honorable mention all-state by Associated Press as a senior … selected to 2012 WFCA All-Star Game … also earned first-team all-region and first-team All-Wisconsin Valley Conference as a senior … named team MVP and offensive player of the year as a senior … served as team captain … coach was Scott Rice.

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