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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I'm going to assume not too many New Orleans Saints fans were enamored with the team's selection of Wisconsin tackle Ryan Ramczyk at No. 32 overall in the NFL Draft. I get it. It wasn't "sexy." It wasn't a defensive ...

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Old 04-28-2017, 07:33 AM   #1
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I'm going to assume not too many New Orleans Saints fans were enamored with the team's selection of Wisconsin tackle Ryan Ramczyk at No. 32 overall in the NFL Draft.

I get it. It wasn't "sexy." It wasn't a defensive player. It also wasn't an immediate need taken with the pick the team acquired from New England in the Brandin Cooks trade.

Yet, there's no doubt the Saints chose the best available player on their draft board. So you can't really fault them in that sense.



Ramczyk tied for NFL.com's highest grade of all the offensive linemen in this year's draft. The 6-foot-6, 310-pound tackle also was rated CBS Sports' 16th best overall prospect.

The run of defensive players at the back end of the first round likely spurred this move by the Saints.

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Old 04-28-2017, 07:38 AM   #2
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Ramczyk low risk high reward pick. starting ROT skill set from day 1 and for years to come. Besides 5th year option on a OT is a smart move.
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:42 AM   #3
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Re: Despite defensive needs, Saints pick offensive tackle at No. 32

Not only an heir apparent to Strief, but he may be able to win the job outright.
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:49 AM   #4
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Re: Despite defensive needs, Saints pick offensive tackle at No. 32

No not sexy, but the right pick considering the perceived depth of defense this year.

DE
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Let's have a strong finish
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:52 AM   #5
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Not only an heir apparent to Strief, but he may be able to win the job outright.
Hey better win out right. We need to win now, not for the future. I like the pick a lot, just don't see how he is going to get sacks.
Defense defense defense.
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Re: Despite defensive needs, Saints pick offensive tackle at No. 32

Maybe he'd be there 10 picks later at 42, maybe not. Maybe he is an upgrade over Strief...

All I know if we could have jumped the Niners at 31 and gotten Foster, a second starter on defense for probably a 7th this year or next. Pissed.
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The kind of pick that, if we're not going defense, is what I like. As other's have said you build from the lines, and this guy is going to be great on the o-line. I'm smiling.
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Old 04-28-2017, 08:20 AM   #8
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Re: Despite defensive needs, Saints pick offensive tackle at No. 32

Man, a lot of people don't get that the draft is about the future. If you draft straight up for need you're probably a terrible franchise.
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Re: Despite defensive needs, Saints pick offensive tackle at No. 32

We landed TWO players ranked #1 at their respective positions... 2.

What is not to like about that?
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Man, a lot of people don't get that the draft is about the future. If you draft straight up for need you're probably a terrible franchise.
Talk to me when the fifth year option comes around. Then we can do those redrafts. 4yrs to prove me right or wrong is fair
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