Ranking the best positions for the Chicago Bears in second round

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Chicago Bears, Bernhard Raimann
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There is one offensive tackle who I’d love to see fall to pick No. 39

If the Chicago Bears are unable to trade back from pick No. 39, then I would have to imagine Ryan Poles would be excited to see at least one name who is still currently available fall to pick No. 39. That player is offensive tackle, Bernhard Raimann. Raimann is projected to be a left tackle in the NFL. He stands at 6’6″ and weighs in at 303 pounds. His frame and athleticism would match up well with what Luke Getsy wants to do with an outside zone running scheme.

Raimann is also a former wrestler and I find that linemen who also wrestled have better hand techniques than those who only play football. I would have no problem drafting him and giving him the ability to push Larry Borom out of the starting left tackle role. No offense to Borom, but I envision Raimann more as a left tackle than Borom.

If Raimann is not there though, then the team should trade back or look to another position. Nicholas Petit-Frere is a guy the team could consider in the third should he fall. Or maybe in the late second if they are able to find a worthy trade partner.

Some might question why I have offensive tackle third in the rankings with really only one guy and not as much depth. Abe Lucas is another name and Luke Goedeke (plays opposite of Raimann and Central College) is another. Both of these guys are players to consider slightly later in the draft and although the depth isn’t great, that’s partly why I have Raimann pushing this group up so much. He’s a name that you must target. I’d take him over any of the corners too. Perrion Winfrey would be the only guy that I’d consider over Raimann if I’m being honest.