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Clif Ramsey (OL)
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 312
Conference: ACC
Hometown: Loveland, OH
High School: Loveland
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Overview

Though the Eagles could hardly expect to replace quarterback Matt Ryan in just one year, they did try to make up for the loss of their other 2008 first-round pick -- left tackle Gosder Cherilus -- by switching their former right tackle Anthony Costanzo and guard Ramsey to the left side. The move worked, with Ramsey earning first-team All-ACC honors in his first season at the position. Despite his collegiate success, scouts are concerned that Ramsey is a bit of a 'tweener, lacking the technique and size scouts prefer to remain inside at guard, but the lateral quickness to make the transition outside to tackle.


High School

Earned Southwest Ohio All-District honorable mention honors as a senior defensive lineman at Loveland High School ... Gained Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division second-team accolades in 2003 ... Recorded 64 tackles, two forced fumbles, four pass breakups and one blocked kick in his senior season ... Played for head coach Chuck Warden ... Played in the Southwest Ohio Football Coaches Association All-Star Game this past June ... Also starred on the Tigers' basketball team, earning FAVC Buckeye Division first-team honors in 2003-04.


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Analysis

Positives: Naturally large man. ... Good upper-body strength. ... Alert pass blocker who looks to help his teammates. ... Flashes some nastiness and looks to intimidate his opponent with pancake blocks. ... Flashes some short-area quickness getting to the second level. ... High-effort player. ... Versatile, with a starting season at both left and right guard.


Negatives: Atypical build for the position. ... Long-limbed and struggles in space. ... Slow off the snap. ... Flashes quickness to the second level, but lacks the balance and agility to block NFL-caliber athletes at the second level. ... Good upper-body strength, but allows defenders into his pads and loses the battle of leverage.


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