Andrew Raym’s Draft Profile | Oklahoma, C Scouting Report

An experienced center prospect out of Oklahoma, Andrew Raym hopes to put himself into the NFL. What is his NFL Draft outlook, and can he be an impact player?

Another Oklahoma Sooner at the Senior Bowl, Andrew Raym joined teammate Tyler Guyton down in Mobile. Raym is part of a talented center class and is hoping to springboard his status in the 2024 NFL Draft.

What does Raym’s NFL Draft outlook look like? Can he make an impact for an NFL franchise?

Andrew Raym Draft Profile and Measurements

  • Height: 6’3″
  • Weight: 315 pounds
  • Position: OC
  • School: Oklahoma
  • Current Year: Senior
  • Hand: 9 7/8″
  • Arm: 31 7/8″
  • Wingspan: 78 5/8″

A former top guard recruit in the 2020 recruiting class, Raym was a top-50 recruit nationally and the top player in the state of Oklahoma. He chose Oklahoma over Michigan and Georgia.

After mainly playing special teams in 2020, Raym broke out onto the scene in 2021, earning a second-team AP All-Big 12 bid after playing every game that season and starting seven at center.

Raym didn’t lose the starting job since then, anchoring the Oklahoma offensive line in 2022 and 2023. Raym garnered a Big 12 honorable mention in 2022 and a second-team All-Big 12 nomination in 2023.

Raym’s Scouting Report

Games Watched: UCF (2023), Texas (2023), BYU (2023), TCU (2023), Tulsa (2023), Cincinnati (2023), Iowa State (2023)

Strengths

  • Natural understanding of leverage
  • Physical, finishing mentality
  • Good awareness to recognize stunts and blitzes
  • Initial hand placement is accurate, with strong punches
  • Quick to replace and reset his hands after
  • Solid play strength to anchor against strong rushers

Weaknesses

  • Inconsistent snap timing and placement
  • Poor lateral athletic ability
  • Will struggle to reach at the second level
  • Loses across his face due to poor redirection ability
  • Lunges to overcompensate
  • Lacks length to secure blocks against longer tackles

Current Draft Projection and Summary

A center-only prospect at the next level, Raym has over 1,000 snaps in his collegiate career.

Raym wins due to his shorter stature and lower center of gravity. He anchors well and can hold up 1-on-1 with powerful tackles.

In pass protection, Raym plays with good hand placement with quick, accurate, and strong punches. If his initial strike doesn’t land, he’s quick to replace and stay latched to his targets.

Raym shows good awareness and recognition against blitzes and stunts, but he can get caught by them due to poor lateral agility. Rushers can win across him and win with quickness off the line of scrimmage. Often, Raym would lunge to compensate against quicker tackles, especially on outside runs, and lose his balance.

Likely a late Day 3 prospect, there’s a chance for Raym to work himself higher with a good offseason. However, his athletic limitations on film likely keep him in the fifth- to seventh-round range.

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Still, Raym has the competitive toughness, use of hands, and awareness that will intrigue NFL teams enough to get him on draft radars.

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