It may be one and done for Wisconsin’s star left tackle, Ryan Ramczyk.
The redshirt junior had an extraordinarily successful first year for Wisconsin after sitting out last season post-transfer from Division-III Wisconsin-Stevens Point. After starting all 13 games for the Badgers this season, Ramczyk received a number of honors, including Associated Press first-team All-American, Walter Camp second-team All-American, Sporting News first-team All-American and first-team All-Big Ten accolades. NFL scouts have clearly taken notice.
Madison.com’s Jason Galloway reports that Ramczyk received a first-round grade from the NFL Advisory Board:
The first-round grade makes it more likely Ramczyk will indeed skip his final year with the Badgers, but he may also need to undergo hip surgery after Monday's Cotton Bowl against Western Michigan. That would prevent him from working out for teams to help solidify that spot in the first round.
"You get a first-round grade, it's tough to stay," Ramczyk said. "But I've got this hip surgery, so that's another obstacle I'm facing. It's a tough decision."
Ramczyk has been diagnosed with a torn labrum in his hip, suffered early in the year. Surgery would require a four-month recovery period, making it unlikely that Ramczyk could participate in the NFL Scouting Combine and other workouts.
In its most recent mock draft, CBSSports.com projects Ramczyk to go No. 24 overall to the Seattle Seahawks. Scouts, Inc. lists him as the No. 22 overall prospect. In 2016, Josh Doctson was selected No. 22 overall by the Washington Redskins, signing a four-year, $10.05 million contract. OT Germain Ifedi was selected No. 31 overall (by Seattle), signing a four-year, $8.27 million contract.