Seahawks first draft selection: Bernhard Raimann, LT
If you read my offensive tackles to target in the draft, you know how high I am on this player. He is very raw. However, with just two years of offensive line play under his belt and his growth being so evident, his ceiling is sky-high.
Raimann started his collegiate career as a tight end. It was not until the 2020 season that he moved to left tackle. The athleticism that the tight end requires is evident during Raimann’s pass-blocking sets. He possesses footwork, balance, and explosiveness off the line.
His lateral mobility is excellent and he plays with phenomenal hip flexibility. This allows him to bend with the edge rushers. Watching Raimann, the saying ‘bend, don’t break’ fits too perfectly. When he is beat, he has the athleticism to keep the pocket clean.
With additional functional strength and experience, Raimann has All-Pro potential. In the right system, and with the right coach, he has the chance to be the best tackle in the draft. Taking Raimann in the second round is a gamble as he is raw. However, the upside is something this team desperately needs.