First-year starter who redshirted in 2015 after transferring from Division III Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Earned First Team All-Big Ten honors as a junior in 2016.
Small-school transfer coming off a terrific junior campaign. Large, athletic and moves well on his feet. Quick and fluid blocking on the second level, adjusts to linebackers and removes them from the action. Agile, moves well on his feet and keeps his head on a swivel. Quickly gets his hands into defenders, keeps his feet moving in pass protection and anchors at the point. Keeps his head on a swivel, easily adjusts to oncoming blitzers and knocks speed rushers from their angles of attack. Stays square, keeps defenders in front of him and seals them from the action.
Gets narrow-based in his setup. Plays back on his heels and slow to react. Really doesn’t sink his butt at the line scrimmage. Deficient run blocker and must improve his overall playing strength.
Ramczyk flashed dominance as a pass protector last season and offers size as well as upside, but he’s far from being NFL-ready. While he offers a nice upside, Ramczyk also has a big bust factor to his game and will require patience as well as proper coaching.