New Orleans Saints: Individually grading the team’s dominant offensive line

Ryan Ramczyk #71 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Ryan Ramczyk #71 of the New Orleans Saints (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /
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(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) /



2019 Statistics

Offensive Snaps Played: 1058

Penalties: 6

Sacks Allowed: 0

PFF Grade: 91.0

2020 Status: Final Year of Contract

Ryan Ramczyk was drafted 32nd overall in the 1st round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The New Orleans Saints acquired this pick in a trade with the New England Patriots in exchange for wide receiver Brandin Cooks.

Ramczyk was drafted to eventually fill the void left by the retirement of former Saints tackle Zach Strief. He was thrust into a starting role after multiple injuries to Strief during the 2017 season, where he was put on IR ending his season and tenure with the Saints.

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Since 2018, Ramczyck has been one of the best right tackles in the NFL.

He earned Second-team All-Pro in 2018 and First-team All-Pro in 2019. He made the 2019 PFF NFL All-Pro Team and according to, “Ramczyk didn’t surrender a sack all season, and he allowed just 20 total pressures”. Khalil MackJ.J. Watt, and Jadeveon Clowney were all neutralized this season against Ramczyck.

Despite all of these accomplishments, Ramczyck has never been selected to the NFL Pro Bowl. It’s rare to make the NFL First-team All-Pro and not be selected for that year’s Pro Bowl.

This goes back to a previous column regarding Ramczyck as the most underrated tackle in the NFL. It’s blasphemous that this quality of a player is disregarded in the public light.

The future looks extremely bright for the Saints young bright star on the line.

However, his contract is up after 2020. He will command the best of the market after 2020 if allowed to leave to free agency. Ramczyk needs to be the number one priority to be resigned over any other player looking for a new contract.