First mock 3-round draft of 2022 addresses offense early for Saints

Mid-Michigan offensive lineman Bernhard Raimann plays during an NCAA college football game against Eastern Michigan on Friday, Nov. 26, 2021, in Mount Pleasant, Mich. (AP Photo / Al Goldis)

A two-year left tackle starter for the Chips, Raimann is expected to be picked in the second round on a fairly regular basis, but that’s something that will be cleared up after Senior Bowl week (he’s already accepted an invite) and the NFL Scouting Combine. . And look for it to do really well there. He is listed at 6 feet 7 inches and 305 pounds, and is said to have reached 33 inches in the vertical jump; By comparison, Terron Armstead achieved a 34.5-inch vertical leap out of college.

He’s exactly the kind of explosive athlete the Saints appreciate in this role, and he has a fascinating past as a former Austrian exchange student who got his start playing catcher at a community football club in the United States. ‘foreigner. No team has invested more early-round picks in the trenches than the Saints in recent years. With all the physical gifts needed to be successful, he can develop behind James Hurst and Ryan Ramczyk for a year before entering the starting lineup as a long-term replacement for Armstead in 2023.

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