Denver Broncos: Bernhard Raimann, OT, Central Michigan
The Denver Broncos have a new head coach in Nathaniel Hackett. One of the things he emphasized at his introductory press conference was the fact that the Broncos will be moving back to an outside zone-based offense, and that’s going to require some athletic tackles who can get out in space.
Left tackle Garett Bolles will certainly be able to get the job done on one side, but who will the Broncos have at right tackle?
The team has been developing former undrafted free agent Calvin Anderson for a few years, and he’s done a nice job in some opportunities he’s been given.
As much as Anderson has progressed, don’t be surprised if the Broncos prioritize the offensive line in this tremendous class of players.
Bernhard Raimann is a former tight end who converted to the offensive tackle position, and he’s made the transition look pretty easy and seamless.
At 6-foot-7, he’s bulked up to over 300 pounds and has outstanding movement skills.
This is a bit of a “potential over production” situation but for the Denver Broncos, it might be a worthwhile gamble.
This is a team that has lacked stability for years at the right tackle position. Raimann could provide them with that.