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The New Orleans Saints featured one of the best offensive lines in the NFL in 2017, and one decision in last yearís draft was a key reason for the stellar play.
Although offensive tackle didnít seem like the biggest need at the time, the Saints looked ahead with the knowledge that right tackle Zach Strief, 33 at the time, could be playing in his final season and that left tackle Terron Armstead had dealt with injuries throughout his career.
So, with the 32nd overall pick, the Saints drafted Ryan Ramczyk, and he proceeded to start all 16 games as Strief and Armstead dealt with injuries. The selection of Ramczyk somehow became a bit overlooked because Alvin Kamara and Marshon Lattimore both won Rookie of the Year awards, but Ramczykís contributions were just as important.
Now, thanks to the selection of Ramczyk last year, the Saints are set with starters along the line for 2018, but that doesnít mean the team will ignore the group in this yearís draft.
With less than two weeks remaining before the draft, weíll analyze the Saintsí needs at each position. The 10-part series continues with offensive linemen.



Saints depth chart
C Max Unger
T Terron Armstead
T Ryan Ramczyk
G/T Andrus Peat
G Larry Warford
T/G Jermon Bushrod
C Cameron Tom
G/T John Fullington
G Andrew Tiller
T John Theus
G Landon Turner
G Nate Theaker

Potential Day 1 (first round) selections
G Quenton Nelson, Notre Dame
T Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame
G Will Hernandez, UTEP
T Kolton Miller, UCLA
G Isaiah Wynn, Georgia
C James Daniels, Iowa
T Connor Williams, Texas

Potential Day 2 (rounds 2-3) selections
T Orlando Brown, Oklahoma
T Tyrell Crosby, Oregon
C Billy Price, Ohio State
C Frank Ragnow, Arkansas
C Martinas Rankin, Mississippi State
C Bradley Bozeman, Alabama
G Braden Smith, Auburn
T Jamarco Jones, Ohio State
C Austin Corbett, Nevada
T Will Richardson, N.C. State
T Joseph Noteboom, TCU
T Chukwuma Okafor, Western Michigan
T Brian OíNeill, Pittsburgh
T Desmond Harrison, West Georgia

Potential Day 3 (rounds 4-7) selections
C Will Clapp, LSU
G K.J. Malone, LSU
T Toby Weathersby, LSU
T Geron Christian, Louisville
C Mason Cole, Michigan
G Wyatt Teller, Viriginia Tech
G Tony Adam, N.C. State
G Taylor Hearn, Clemson
T Jamil Demby, Maine
C Coleman Shelton, Washington
G Colby Gossett, Appalachian State
G Skyler Phillips, Idaho State
C Scott Quessenberry, UCLA
C Brian Allen Michigan State
G Sam Jones, Arizona State
T Alex Cappa, Humboldt State
T Archie Lewis, Boise State
G Tyrone Crowder, Clemson
T KC McDermott, Miami
C Sean Welsh, Iowa

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GIVE ME ANOTHER BIG UGLY MONSTER ON THE O-LINE!!!
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GIVE ME ANOTHER BIG UGLY MONSTER ON THE O-LINE!!!
O-line picks are rarely a very sexy pick. I wouldn't be thrilled but I certainly wouldn't be too upset with an O-line pick at 27...after that I'm good. We need a plug-n-play C/G so we'll be set when Unger walks. Really like Price to keep the OSU theme going.
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O-line picks are rarely a very sexy pick. I wouldn't be thrilled but I certainly wouldn't be too upset with an O-line pick at 27...after that I'm good. We need a plug-n-play C/G so we'll be set when Unger walks. Really like Price to keep the OSU theme going.
How far do you think Price falls in the draft?

I wonder if he is on the Saints radar ??... we do have a good track record with those Buckeye players over the last few years.
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How far do you think Price falls in the draft?

I wonder if he is on the Saints radar ??... we do have a good track record with those Buckeye players over the last few years.
If he falls to the 3rd we better be breaking our necks to get to the podium. But he ain't making it out of the 2nd. No way. He is just a really good football player. That last bowl game had me watching him more than anyone else.

Not too worried about the injury. Dude didn't miss 1 game in 4 years. If a partially torn pec during the Combine drops him to the 3rd, there are 31 really stupid teams who passed on him at least twice if we pull him in the 3rd.

It wouldn't shock me at all if we got him at 27. There will be mass griping, but long term it could be highway robbery.
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I can see 2 o-line being drafted in rd 4-6. No need drafting early when our starting line up is set. Get Drew’s replacement if possible, a TE or D-line hog. This teams set up for a deep run again.
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I don't see any need in trying to get Brees' replacement in this draft. The Saints are in position to win NOW. Why waste a draft choice on a player that will absolutely not further that goal of winning now? I say worry about three or four years from now three or four years from now. Let's maximize our chances of winning another Lombardi, or two, while we have our best chance.
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I don't see any need in trying to get Brees' replacement in this draft.
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Any preference on who helps Brees (assuming we go offense) us at 27? Another WR? TE (Goedert)? Or a offensive lineman?
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Any preference on who helps Brees (assuming we go offense) us at 27? Another WR? TE (Goedert)? Or a offensive lineman?
I just hope we go with whomever is the best available player that can help us win today, regardless of position or side of the ball. I have no personal preference ... as long as it isn't a QB.
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