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.”
— Ryan Ramczyk (@RyanRamczyk1) January 10, 2017
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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