Wisconsin left tackle Ryan Ramczyk announced Tuesday morning that he will forego his final year of eligibility to declare for the 2017 NFL Draft.
Ramczyk, an All-American and first-team All-Big Ten selection this season, made his decision after receiving a first-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory Board.
“After carefully considering my options with my family, I have made the decision to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. This was a very difficult decision, and one that didn’t come easy,” Ramczyk wrote in a statement on Twitter.
“Growing up as a Badger fan, it was an absolute dream come true to play for Wisconsin. Now I look forward to fulfilling my next dream of playing in the NFL.”
As one of the top left tackles available in the 2017 draft class, Ramcyzk has received projections as high as the top ten.
It was a long road for Ramczyk, who went from Winona State to UW-Stevens Point before he landed in Madison. Now, after just one year, he will get to test his talents against the very best in the pros.
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