|5||@Football Team||W 33 - 22||1||1|
|4||Giants||L 21 - 27||1||1|
|3||@Patriots||W 28 - 13||1||1|
|2||@Panthers||L 7 - 26||1||1|
|1||Packers||W 38 - 3||1||1|
Offensive Line Career
|2020||New Orleans Saints||15||9|
|2021||New Orleans Saints||5||5|
This hard-working, talented and intelligent interior offensive lineman proved to be a match for New Orleans with the 24th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. The three-year letterman appeared in 36 games in his college career for Michigan, making 31 consecutive starting assignments to finish his college career. After opening five contests as a freshman in 2017 at right guard, he was the team's center the past two seasons, earning All-Big Ten as a junior in 2019. Ruiz, who declared for the NFL Draft following his junior season, is expected to compete for snaps at both center and right guard.
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