|1||@Falcons||W 27 - 26||1||1|
|2||Buccaneers||L 10 - 20||1||1|
|3||@Panthers||L 14 - 22||1||1|
|4||Vikings||L 25 - 28||1||1|
Offensive Line Career
|2020||New Orleans Saints||15||9|
|2021||New Orleans Saints||17||17|
|2022||New Orleans Saints||4||4|
NFL CAREER – An incredibly athletic and intelligent lineman, Ruiz overcame a training camp injury to be plugged in almost immediately to see regular snaps for the Saints after being selected in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, playing in 15 games with nine starts at right guard as a rookie. In 2021, he was the only offensive player on the club to open all 17 contests. The former Michigan standout has the flexibility to play all three interior positions, opening games at both right guard and center in 2021.
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