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Colts Draft Bernhard Raimann at No. 77 – Team Fit and Draft Profile

With the 77th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Indianapolis Colts draft Bernhard Raimann, an offensive tackle out of Central Michigan. Raimann is a high-potential prospect in that he has only been playing offensive tackle for a couple of years. He had not even heard of American football until he was a teenager, so there is a lot to learn. Let’s take a closer look at the Colts’ newest offensive lineman.

Bernhard Raimann Highlights

Colts Draft Bernhard Raimann | 2022 NFL Draft Profile

Bernhard Raimann
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 303 lbs
Age: 24
College: Central Michigan Chippewas

Bernhard Raimann Draft Profile

Strengths

Bernhard Raimann played tight end before his switch to offensive tackle, and it shows. He is a tremendous athlete who can absolutely fly on the football field. Raimann also resembles a big tight end out there, looking a bit slim. However, looks are deceiving, as he has true power behind him.

Weaknesses

Of course, having only played offensive tackle for a couple of years, Raimann still has plenty to learn. He also has packed on 60 pounds to play the position, though he could gain a bit more weight in order to face head-up rushers or to move bodies in the running game at the next level. Playing at Central Michigan, the level of competition was also low, which could have inflated Raimann’s play.

Possibly the most concerning is Raimann’s arm length. He is in the 10th percentile in arm length, which could be a concern out at tackle. His feet are great, but the lack of length will scare some teams off.



Bernhard Raimann Draft Profile: Scouting Report, Highlights and 2022 NFL Draft Projection
Credit: CMU Athletic Communications

What to Expect From Bernhard Raimann in 2022

It’s obvious that Bernhard Raimann recently changed to offensive tackle, and the reasons are both good and bad. He moves extremely well, but he’s pretty thin and raw as a prospect, which will likely lead to some early hiccups in the league. Raimann has the potential to become a good player, but even if he reaches his ceiling, his lack of length will cost him from time to time.

He could be a Week 1 starter for the Colts, but don’t expect it to be all rainbows and butterflies. It will be a process with Bernhard Raimann. However, with him slipping to the third round, this can only be viewed as a solid value for a high-potential player.


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