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Ramczyk has started plenty of NCAA games. The only problem is the majority of them were against Division III competition. The former Wisconsin-Stevens Point star traded in assignments against 210-pound defensive ends for a spot in the Big Ten in 2015 and made the most out of his sole FBS season last fall.
The 6’6, 310-pound athlete showed out in his one year as a starter with Wisconsin, earning first-team All-American honors while helping a flawed Badgers offense to a top-10 finish last fall. That made him one of the highest-rated prospects in a weak group of offensive linemen, even if he may be better served flipping from left to right tackle.
But so is Patrick, a center with highly coveted traits: size (6’2, 198 pounds), silky-smooth passing skills and a high hockey I.Q. that has him compared to the likes of Jonathan Toews or Anze Kopitar. You can build around a guy like that. New Jersey would be wise to take him.
Simply lit up the “Q” (38 goals, 86 points in 57 games) and the Sports Cheap Jerseys World Juniors (seven goals, 15 points in 11 games) this season. A tad undersized, and there’s some concern that puck luck helped his meteoric draft rise, but certainly one of the two draft prizes. Works hard. Scores hard. Loves the game.