The New Orleans Saints, love them or not, have been one of the best teams in the NFL over the past decade; and as a result, many of the current stars on the team could see future success that land them in Canton when their career concludes.
Obviously, trying to sit here and project whether someone will or won’t make the Pro Football Hall of Fame is about as unpredictable as guessing the weather, but I’m going to give it my best go anyways. The New Orleans Saints have a ton of talent on their roster currently, but it takes more than just talent to be considered for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
The Hall of Fame committee looks at individuals as a whole when it comes to Hall of Fame voting; and things like longevity, community outreach, and obviously on-field performance will all be considered. While the Saints have several outstanding players, trying to find a handful of them that could eventually wind up in the Pro Football Hall of Fame is no easy task.
Let’s take a look at three Saints players that I believe have a solid shot at making the Pro Football Hall of Fame someday.
3. Ryan Ramczyk
Ryan Ramczyk, in a lot of ways, is the face of the New Orleans offensive line. Ramczyk came to the Saints back in 2017 and was the second of two first-round draft picks by the team that year. Ramczyk wasted no time making an impressive impact on the team and instantly replaced long-time offensive tackle Zach Streif up front.
Ramczyk is a focal point of the Saints’ front five. The 6’6″ right tackle has logged over 1,000 total snaps in four of his five NFL seasons and has only missed eight games in that span (seven came in 2021). Ramczyk is without a doubt the best offensive lineman the Saints have, and he is also considered to be one of the best in the entire NFL.
Ramczyk, who is only 28 years old, has been a First-Team All-Pro once and a Second-Team All-Pro twice at the tackle position in his five-year career thus far. Ramczyk has also taken home PFWA All-Rookie Team honors to kick start his career, and the rest has been history thus far.
If that’s not enough to sell you on the dominance of Ryan Ramczyk, maybe his 2019 season where he gave up zero sacks despite playing every game at right tackle for the Saints will.
While Ramczyk still has plenty of football left to play, if he continues to assert his dominance the way he has thus far, a gold jacket could be in his future.