Ranking Saints’ last 10 first-round draft picks

The New Orleans Saints have some hits and misses in their last 10 first-round draft picks. Let’s take a look and see how all 10 compare to each other.

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2. OL Ryan Ramczyk

Ryan Ramczyk was one of two first-round picks in the loaded 2017 Draft class. Selected with the 32nd-overall pick, Ramczyk is a big reason why this class was so special for the Saints. He’s been providing quality right tackle play since entering the league. In seven seasons, he has played in and started 101 games. He also was named to three All-Pro teams from 2018 to 2020.

Unfortunately, Ramczyk has been dealing with a cartilage issue in his knee in recent years and there’s a fear that the injury could cut his career short. While everyone waits to see what will happen, it’s important to cherish the years Ramczyk has already given New Orleans.

1. CB Marshon Lattimore

Ramczyk wasn’t the Saints’ first selection of the 2017 Draft, because Marshon Lattimore was. The elite corner was selected with the 11th-overall pick and he has been shining ever since. As a rookie, he won Defensive Rookie of the Year and made the Pro Bowl, but that was just the start.

He has been with the Saints for seven seasons and has made four total Pro Bowls, establishing himself as one of the best corners in the league. He’s undoubtedly the best first-round pick out of New Orleans’ last 10.

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