3. Bernhard Raimann
Wide receiver was a problem area for the Dolphins last year, but the offensive line charged with protecting Tagovailoa was a complete disaster. That’s why Miami will spend a lot of time studying tackle prospects who might be available at the end of Round 1.
Raimann arrived at Central Michigan as a tight end before beefing up and moving to tackle. The mobility he’s retained after that transition is what makes him such an intriguing prospect. He possesses the sort of exceptional feet that Miami wants to find in their left tackle of the future.
The reason Raimann will likely be available at No. 29 is that he doesn’t show a great degree of functional strength. He can be overpowered by bull-rushers and that problem will only get worse at the pro level. He needs a terrific offseason before he’s ready to handle the physicality of the NFL on a weekly basis.
Raimann might not be a plug-and-play tackle for the Dolphins, but it’s reasonable to expect him to emerge as a starter relatively early in his rookie campaign. No one in Miami should be disappointed if Raimann ends up being the guy for them in Round 1.