Cesar Ruiz doesn’t live up to expectations.
The New Orleans Saints went into the 2020 NFL Draft a little differently then they had before. For the entire league, the draft was far from the norm.
The team went in with a few holes they needed to address. Surprisingly, they didn’t address any of them with their first-round pick. Instead, they drafted a center/guard combo from the University of Michigan at No. 24.
Rumors swirled post-draft that they picked him that high because they heard the noise about him going shortly after their pick. However, adding Ruiz turned into releasing Larry Warford, a 2019 Pro-Bowl guard.
If for some reason, Ruiz doesn’t live up to the lofty Pro-Bowl expectations the Saints have for him, it is going to create a massive hole on the offensive line that is not going to just be solved by Nick Easton or Will Clapp.