New Orleans Saints: Ranking the 3 best first-round picks this decade
Ryan Ramczyk: 2017, #32 Overall
Ryan Ramczyk was drafted by the New Orleans Saints as an extra draft pick following the Brandin Cooks’ trade. Ramczyk, a 6-foot-6, 314-pound offensive tackle out of Wisconsin, entered the league and instantly became one of the best offensive tackles in the entire NFL.
As a rookie, Ramczyk was selected to the PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2017. Ramczyk also became the first rookie for the Saints to start at left tackle since Jim Dombrowski in 1986.
In 2018, Ramczyk was selected to the AP Second-Team All-Pro team. In 2019, Ramczyk was selected to the AP first Team All-Pro team. Ramczyk was also the highest-graded offensive tackle in the NFL according to Pro Football Focus who gave him an excellent rating of 90.9.
Ramczyk gave up zero sacks in 2019 and shut down some of the best pass rushers in the NFL including JJ Watt (former Defensive Player of the Year), Aaron Donald (former Defensive Player of the Year), and Shaq Barrett (2019 sack leader).
Ramczyk has started all 47 career games played and has never missed a game in a career. In a few years, Ramczyk could be the top player on this list, but for now, he comes in as the third-best player the Saints drafted in the first round in the past decade.