Thanks Ryan Ramczyk Jersey Stitched , San Francisco." />Skip to main contentclockmenumore-arrownoyesHorizontal - WhiteCanal Street Chroniclesa New Orleans Saints communityLog In or Sign UpLog InSign UpFanpostsFanshotsSectionsLibrarySaintsOddsAboutMastheadCommunity GuidelinesStubHubMoreAll 322 blogs on Horizontal - WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections InterviewsNew Orleans Saints SatireWho Dat HistoryCanal Street Chronicles TutorialSaints 2018 Year in Review: Ryan RamczykNew,1commentThanks, San Francisco.CDTShareTweetShareShareSaints 2018 Year in Review: Ryan RamczykJake Roth-USA TODAY SportsRyan Ramczyk was not the New Orleans Saints first choice with the 32nd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Saints wanted Rueben Foster, but the San Francisco 49ers saved the Saints in that regards by selecting Foster with the 31st pick. The Saints then went to their back-up plan: offensive lineman Ryan Ramczyk.It was a great selection for the Saints in hindsight. Ramczyk has continued to excel as a member of the Saints, and has been an ironhorse for the team, missing only one game in his first two years. Ramczyk battled a hand injury some in 2019, but was still a major asset to the Saints offense, both in the passing game and run game.Ryan Ramczyk - At a GlanceApproximate Value: 15 (career high)Offensive Grade: 81.3 (8th)Run Block Grade: 77.1 (4th)Pass Block Grade: 76.7 (24th)Snap Count: 997 (94.86%) on offense & 75 (17.52%) on special teamsTimothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY SportsFor a second year NFL offensive lineman, especially in an offense as complicated as the New Orleans Saints, you would expect Ramczyk to be the culprit of numerous penalties throughout the season. Surprisingly, Ramcyk only committed three penalties (all holding calls) in 15 games in 2017. In his career Youth Marcus Williams Jersey , Ramczyk only has seven penalties - six holdings and only one false start.In looking at the grades above, you can see that Pro Football Focus was a big fan of Ramczyk’s 2018. In fact, Ramczyk was named PFF’s Run Blocker of the Year. Ramczyk was one of many Saints Pro Bowl snubs in 2019, but hopefully he continues to grow and gain the attention he rightfully deserves. METAIRIE, La. (AP) — At the very least, Eli Apple didn’t have to worry about whether he’d be welcomed warmly in the corner of Saints headquarters where the defensive backs’ lockers are clustered.Apple’s former Ohio State teammates, cornerback Marshon Lattimore and safety Vonn Bell, took care of that.“We’re glad to have him,” Bell said, smiling widely.Added Lattimore, “I know what he’s capable of. I know the skillset. He’s a great player Marcus Williams Jersey Stitched , a big player, strong. He’s got good feet. He’s going to get it right.”For the Saints’ sake, he’d better.New Orleans enters its Week 8 test at Minnesota ranked 28th in the NFL against the pass, allowing nearly 276 yards per game through the air. Making matters worse has been the timing of some the Saints’ coverage busts, most recently at the end of Sunday’s victory at Baltimore , when Ravens receiver John Brown caught what should have been a tying touchdown pass in the final half-minute with no defender near him. Baltimore’s extra point kick sailed wide, however, and New Orleans (5-1) escaped with another victory.In Week 2 against Cleveland , the Saints gave up a game-tying, 47-yard touchdown pass to Antonio Calloway with 1:16 to go and would have fallen behind if kicker Zane Gonzalez hadn’t missed an extra point. New Orleans then needed a field goal with 21 seconds left to clinch that victory.Lattimore said New Orleans has been “terrible” in 2-minute defense.So when the Saints had an opportunity on Tuesday to acquire Apple , who was a 2016 New York Giants first-round draft choice Youth Alvin Kamara Jersey , in exchange for a 2019 fourth-round draft pick and 2020 seventh-rounder, they seized it.“We felt like it was in our best interest,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “We felt like it was going to help us this year.”Apple, 23, practiced with New Orleans for the first time on Wednesday. And while his status for this Sunday’s game remains unclear, he said he was “very excited” to be traded to New Orleans from the languishing Giants, a team with which he has struggled at times and come under public criticism from teammates and staff.“It’s a great organization here, a lot of great players, too,” Apple said after his first Saints practice. “I just can’t wait to come in and contribute.”Apple’s future in New York seemed tenuous since the 2017 season, when Giants safety Landon Collins called Apple a “cancer Alvin Kamara Jersey Stitched ,” and when Apple also was suspended for confrontational behavior toward coaches during practice.This season, however, Apple seemed to be following through on his pledge that his attitude would be “all business.” In five games with the Giants this fall, he’d made or assisted on 22 tackles, defended five passes, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble.Asked in New Orleans if he needed a change of scenery, Apple responded, “I wouldn’t necessarily say I needed it, but it’s great to have one right now.”“A lot of juice around here,” Apple added. “A lot of excitement.”Payton, who normally emphasizes the importance of character in the players he acquires Youth Alex Anzalone Jersey , said he was comfortable Apple could help after speaking with the defensive back’s former teammates who now play for the Saints.“It’s not uncommon that we would visit with certain players on a roster about guys they might’ve played with in college or maybe with prior to (on) another NFL team,” Payton said. “We felt good on the information. We like the skillset and we’re excited.”In addition to Lattimore and Bell, Apple was Ohio State teammates with receiver Michael Thomas and often competed against him in practice.“It was a heavy-weight fight every day,” Bell recalled, adding that both players practiced so intensely they had to be physically separated a few times. “It was competing at its best.”Notes: Left guard Andrus Peat, who sat out Sunday’s game in Baltimore with a head injury that had occurred in practice the previous week, returned to practice on Wednesday and said he expects to play this week. … Center Max Unger (hand) and reserve guard Josh LeRibeus (ankle) sat out practice. … Safety Marcus Williams practiced, but was listed on the Saints’ injury report with a groin injury.