New Orleans Saints 2017 NFL Draft: Day 1 – Tyler’s Thoughts
Given the unfortunate circumstances that the several main defensive ends that could have been available for New Orleans weren’t, the team picked in its best interest and once again solidified the offensive line. With the last pick in the first round, the New Orleans Saints made a move that surprised most but is more beneficial than most would expect.
Reason For Selection:
At first glance, this pick would surprise and infuriate a lot of Saints fans. It shouldn’t. The need for offensive linemen was prominent, and I’m glad it finally got addressed. With the declining action of veteran OT Zach Strief, and the health issues of OT Terron Armstead who knows if the Saints current offensive line before drafting Ramczyk would have been sufficient. Now there are no worries.
Impact Ryan Ramczyk Will Have In New Orleans: I think as of right now Ryan Ramczyk’s impact in New Orleans might not be immediate unless either Ramczyk beats out Zach Strief in training camp, or an unfortunate injury pushes Ramczyk’s start. Although Ramczyk starting might not be immediate it does relieve the Saints knowing if anything were to happen before Ryan’s eventual roll call, the team would be prepared.
It can’t go far enough to say the tremendous impact starting offensive linemen will have in this day in the National Football League. Not only does it help to bolster the running game but allows your teams quarterback, in this case, the magnificent Drew Brees, more time to precisely throw. It goes even further to say that New Orleans picked the best available linemen, one athlete several Saints scouts had in the early portion of the first round, in a weak linemen class.
Another recap for ya folks, the Saints did what they had to do in their situation, and I applaud the team for its smart thinking. The Saints could have foolishly reached for defensive linemen but stood their ground, laid down their morals, and did what was right.
For those who are freaking out that the New Orleans Saints haven’t selected defensive linemen yet, don’t worry everything will come in due time. The New Orleans Saints have the 10th selection in the second round tomorrow and have 3 picks for the entire night, so one would expect with a lot of talented prospects still available, one would be drafted.
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