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2017 New Orleans Saints Training Camp Countdown No. 11 - Development of Ryan Ramczyk

Posted Jul 15, 2017

Ryan Ramczyk is No. 11 on our countdown to 2017 New Orleans Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon.

The New Orleans Saints selected Wisconsin offensive tackle Ryan Ramczyk with the 32nd overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft and clearly had a plan for their latest first round draft pick when they selected him. However, now that starting left tackle Terron Armstead reportedly will miss extensive time with an injury, the opportunity for Ramczyk to contribute immediately has increased.

Recovering from a hip surgery, 6-foot-6, 314-pound Ramczyk was forced to sit out part of OTAs and minicamp. His main focus during the first few months of the offseason with the Saints was to study the playbook and learn the offense. The lineman spoke about his mental preparation:

“Lot of install going in right now. Just trying to figure everything out and then when my time comes, be able to put it out on the field.

“It’s tough not being able to go out there and compete with the guys. For me, I know what I have to do.”

Saints Coach Sean Payton stated on his new offensive lineman: “He’s picking things up very quickly. He’s in good shape, and much further along than really we anticipated with his surgery. It’s been a good exposure.”

Top 25 reasons to get excited about Saints training camp presented by Verizon:

No. 25 - QB Challenges

No. 24 - Sheldon Rankins

No. 23 - Speed of Ted Ginn Jr.

No. 22 - Changes on special teams

No. 21 - Undrafted free agents

No. 20 - Return of Rafael Bush

No. 19 - Zach Strief

No. 18 - The new linebackers

No. 17 - Return of Chase Daniel

No. 16 - Healthy Delvin Breaux

No. 15 - New guard combo

No. 14 - Listening to Darryl Tapp

No. 13 - Safety Marcus Williams

No. 12 - Return of Hoo-Man