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Old 10-07-2017, 12:06 AM  
Dan in Lafayette Dan in Lafayette is offline
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Saints rookie Ryan Ramczyk right on track -- on either side of offensive line

By Josh Katzenstein -- Picayune

Sometimes, even the best plans go awry.

The New Orleans Saints drafted Ryan Ramczyk with their second pick in the first round in April with the hope that he could become a long-term solution at right tackle after Zach Strief retires. The pick drew ire from fans, but having insurance at premium positions is one of the best ways to ensure success in the NFL.

By June, when top left tackle Terron Armstead underwent shoulder surgery, the short-term plan for Ramczyk to compete with Strief at right tackle changed, but it also revealed another reason drafting him was a shrewd move.

The Saints moved Ramczyk to left tackle, the position which he had the most experience. The new idea was to have Ramczyk play left tackle until Armstead returned, but even that plan didn't pan out because Strief suffered a knee injury Week 1 and again in Week 4.

Full Article -- Picayune


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