Bernhard Raimann is an interesting prospect to evaluate. He has the prototypical NFL offensive lineman frame, but he is still very raw. He moved to the offensive line during the pandemic and has picked up the position well, but there isn’t a ton of experience to go off of at this point.
For the Bears, a team without a first round pick, Raimann could be a high ceiling player to take in the second of this 2022 NFL Mock Draft. Scouts have raved about how quickly he has learned the position, moving over from tight end, and that growth should continue.
With a mobile quarterback in Justin Fields, Raimann’s athleticism should seal the deal on the Bears’ taking him here if he is still on the board.
*Detroit Lions received from the Seattle Seahawks for No. 32
The Detroit Lions ranked 30th in the NFL for sacks a season ago, so investing in the defensive line and pass rush will be a focal point this offseason. Earlier this round the Lions added David Ojabo to their line and here they add another player with borderline first round talent to the defensive line mix.
Perrion Winfrey measured at the NFL Combine as 6-foot-4 290. With that frame he can play on the end of a 3-4 defense or in the middle of a 4-3. What makes him a good fit for Detroit is his ability to get into the backfield. During the 2021 season, Winfrey tallied 11 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks. Pairing that with Ojabo, eventually, should provide a strong boost to the Detroit pass rush.