Monday, April 24, 2017

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13 Days Until NFL Draft — About the Labor Podcast Episode 56

BJ Reidell — Version 2.0

BJ Reidell and Drew Mahowald continue their final review of the upcoming NFL Draft with a 45-minute show talking exclusively 2017 prospects and how they may or may not correlate with the Minnesota Vikings. Episode 56 of the About the Labor Podcast puts Offensive Tackle, Offensive Guard, Center, Outside Linebacker, Safety and a handful of Situational Athletes under the microscope.

Note: Discussion centers around on BJ’s most recently updated Prospect Ranking Board available on both Twitter and below after the jump!

PRIMARY TALKING POINTS

  • Prospect Review: Offensive Line — Tackle, Guard, Center
  • Prospect Review: Linebacker — Coverage Specialists, Versatile Skill Sets
  • Prospect Review: Safety — Lethal Complements to Harrison Smith
  • Situational Rankings: Red Zone, Gadgets, Short Yards, Home Run Threats

Ryan Ramcyzk | OT, Wisconsin

Measureables

Height: 6’6″

Weight: 314 pounds

Projected Round

Mid-Late 1st Round

Pros

Technique: Ramczyk’s technique, both on the ground and in pass protection, are among the best, if not the best, in this class. In 2016, he didn’t block like a player who had no former Division I experience.

Several fundamental aspects go into evaluating an offensive tackle’s technique; his awareness of the quarterback, his ability to stay on his toes, and his quickness to get into a stance after the snap, to name a few. But for Ramczyk, one technical trait jumps out immediately. When he’s drafted in April, Ramczyk will instantly be one of the NFL’s most patient left tackles. Patience doesn’t initially sound like a trait for a left tackle, but for one with Ramczyk’s athleticism (more on that later), patience can be used to gain a significant advantage over a pass rusher.

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