3. Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan
As mentioned, the offensive line needs help. There is no positional group that lost more starting snaps this offseason than the OL with the losses of OT La’el Collins and G Connor Williams.
We have talked a lot about Kenyon Green and Zion Johnson (both of whom also got invites from the Cowboys) in our prospect and mock draft articles. Those two have been heavily linked to the 24th overall spot. Someone whose name doesn’t always come up is Bernhard Raimann. And it’s not because he isn’t talented. All three of those names are predicted to go in the first round, but nobody knows where. Every media outlet’s big board has the three switching places in the top 30 picks.
The Central Michigan product had an incredibly impressive NFL Combine performance, which helped him soar on the overall leader board. Despite his 6-6, 303-pound frame, he has quick feet that make him standout amongst other linemen.
His testing was phenomenal. He ran a 5.05-second, 40-yard dash and had a 30.5″ vertical jump, which are both rare for an offensive tackle. His athleticism likely comes from the fact that he started his career as a tight end. Raimann then gained over 60 pounds throughout his time in the MAC conference and excelled as a lineman.
Several teams attended the Central Michigan Pro Day, so Raimann has definitely caught the attention of multiple organizations. The good news is all three of the first-round projected offensive lineman visiting Dallas have a lot to offer. They could make a big impact on the 2022 roster.