METAIRIE, La. (AP) Rookie Ryan Ramczyk wasn't expecting to be thrust into the role of protecting Drew Brees from both edges of the offensive line in his first five NFL games.
Ramczyk has been able to demonstrate his versatility quickly - and when the Saints really needed it.
New Orleans selected the Wisconsin tackle with the final pick of the first round in the NFL draft nearly six months ago. The plan was to groom him to eventually replace 12-year veteran Zach Strief at right tackle, but when Terron Armstead underwent should surgery in June, Ramczyk became the starting left tackle.