Another direction the Houston Texans could travel in the 2022 NFL Draft with the 13th overall pick is by selection an offensive lineman, because there is a real deal opportunity to draft a tackle with tons of potential with this choice.
The Texans already have Laremy Tunsil and Tytus Howard at tackle, but Howard could move over to guard and Bernhard Raimann could be the right tackle, and that would make the o-line much more improved with those three all in the same unit. Could it also be a possibility that Raimann play on the interior o-line as well?
It is tough to say if this type of selection could happen because Howard is an excellent tackle, but if the Texans are going what’s best for the team, having those three players on the line at the same time could do wonders for the running game, and the overall play of the quarterback.
On the Pro Football Focus draft profile of Raimann it says the following about the tackle:
"“Didn’t allow a pressure final six career games … 90+ overall grade final three games of career.”"
Raimann is a former tight end, and has only been on the offensive line as a tackle for two years as he played in 12 games in ’21 with that totaling 895 offensive snaps. He allowed just one sack, three QB hits and six hurries in ’21.
Nothing is a guarantee and who knows maybe the Houston Texans eventually trade Laremy Tunsil at some point in ’22 (especially of the Texans struggle to start the ’22 season like they’ve done in the past with Duane Brown), and that means Howard and Raimann could be the future of the tackle position for this franchise.
So much can and will happen from now until the 13th pick is on the board, and adding another tackle isn’t out of the question, but who knows exactly what the right decision is with this pick.
Caserio and the rest of the Texans staff will be earning their money this next month. With the Houston Texans being in complete rebuild mode this choice at 13th has to be on point, and any of the previously four mentioned players could help the franchise improve in their own unique way.