Wisconsin OT Ryan Ramczyk is headed to the NFL after a breakout season for the Badgers, he told the Stevens Point (Wis.) Journal and USA Today.
Ramczyk transferred to Madison from UW-Stevens Point before the 2015 season, redshirted that fall and was named a first-team All-American and All-Big Ten selection as a junior in 2016.
Pro Football Focus says Ramcyzk didn’t allow a sack all season and gave up just three quarterback hits.
Ramczyk, following in a long line of successful Badgers linemen, could be a late first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Here are the latest mock drafts. The NFL Advisory Committee gave him a first-round grade, but injury could make him drop.
Ramczyk had hip surgery on Jan. 5 after Wisconsin’s Cotton Bowl win over Western Michigan and can’t do any football activity for four months, according to the Stevens Point Journal. The 6-foot-6, 314-pound tackle will do interviews and measurements but won’t workout at the NFL Combine in late February.