The Denver Broncos have now met with two of the top three tackle prospects ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft. By the end of the day, they will have met with all three.
According to the Denver Post (who cite an NFL source), Ryan Ramczyk out of Wisconson met with the Broncos at Dove Valley. Alabama’s Cam Robinson visited with the team last week. Utah’s Garett Bolles is scheduled to meet with the team on Tuesday.
Like Bolles, Ramczyk only has one season of Division I experience. Before becoming a Badger, Ramczyk attended three other schools, starring at Wisconsin-Stevens Point for two seasons. At Wisconsin he was coached by Paul Chryst, who is the brother of Broncos tight ends coach Geep Chryst.
Ramczyk sat out the 2015 season due to NCAA transfer rules. In 2016, his lone season playing for Wisconsin, he was named a first-team All-American and First-Team All-Big Ten.
At 6-foot-6, 310 pounds, Ramczyk has the strength and explosiveness to excel in a power blocking scheme; as he initiates contact. He is smart and strong, with good technique, though he can get turned around, at times, by outside rushers. The biggest question mark with him is health.
Ramczyk is recovering from hip surgery and expects to be cleared by training camp in July. Also recovering from hip surgery is Broncos starting center Matt Paradis.