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Old 04-14-2018, 07:52 AM   #1
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As recently as a year ago, the New Orleans Saints displayed how drafting an offensive lineman would never escape their selection strategy.

The Saints seemingly didn't "need" an offensive lineman when making the No. 32 overall pick in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The Saints could have potentially found a backup for Zach Strief or Terron Armstead at some other point in the draft.

But Ryan Ramczyk's draft grade stood too tall for the Saints to pass. It turned out to be one of the smartest selections possible. Ramczyk started every game last year. He'll likely start every game of his Saints career barring injury.

The Saints now have a starting offensive line with Armstead (assuming he's healthy), Ramczyk, Max Unger, Larry Warford and Andrus Peat (he reportedly received his fifth-year tender Friday).

It's probably one of the best overall offensive lines in the NFL.



Regardless, the Saints should be in the market of adding an offensive lineman virtually at any position along the front five.

New Orleans lacks significant depth along the offensive line. Last season's merry-go-around along the front five illustrated how vital a player like Senio Kelemete was to the success of the Saints.

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Old 04-14-2018, 02:53 PM   #2
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We are in need of another Senio. We have got to get an interior lineman that can play center. We have no center backup worth a darn.
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If he’s the right pick, he’s the right pick.
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would not complain about picking OL at all
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I would be happy taking any one of James Daniels, Billy Price or Frank Ragnow at 27. Center/guard versatility as backups in their rookie year and then take over for Unger in 2019.
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Billy Price could solidify an already good Saints O line for years.
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