By John Sigler | Saintswire
The first round of the 2020 NFL Draft is in the books, and draft grades are flying in from all around the media landscape. And so far, the reaction to the New Orleans Saints picking Michigan center/guard Cesar Ruiz is overwhelmingly positive. We graded the pick well ourselves, but it’s nice to see such a validating response from draft experts.
We’ll start out with some thoughts from our colleagues. K.D. Drummond over at Touchdown Wire gave the Saints an A grade, adding that Ruiz brings a wealth of experience — he snapped the ball 919 times for the Wolverines last year. Our own Luke Easterling at Draft Wire rated the pick with a B+, writing:
As a prospect, there’s plenty to like about Ruiz. He’s athletic and physical, with the intelligence every NFL coach and quarterback needs at his position. He’s also just 20 years old, giving him limitless upside.
He has experience at guard, so he could start his career there in New Orleans. No matter where he lines up, he’s going to be a fantastic addition to this offense. ...
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