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NFL Draft Prospects Showcase Talents at Central Michigan’s Pro Day

MOUNT PLEASANT – Central Michigan held its Pro Day Tuesday morning as 16 players performed in front of NFL scouts from all 32 professional teams.

The prospects included 10 former Chippewas, four former Ferris State players and two former Saginaw Valley State players.

The 10 Central Michigan players: (OL) Bernhard Raimann, (OL) Luke Goedeke, (TE) Hunter Buczkowski, (DE/OLB) Troy Hairston II, (DB) Gage Kreski, (DB) Alonzo McCoy, (DB) Dishon McNary, (WR) Kalil Pimpleton, (WR) JaCorey Sullivan and (WR) Remi Simmons.

The four Ferris State players: (DB) Alex Thomas, (OL) Dylan Pasquali, (OL) Zein Obed and (WR) Sy Barnett.

CMU offensive lineman Raimann has the most hype surrounding him as many experts project he will be a first-round pick in April’s NFL Draft.

Raimann said he tries to ignore the projections as much as he can.

“Yeah, I mean, there’s been projections for anyone on the board. I’m trying not to pay attention towards all that buzz because it’s at the end of the day, it doesn’t mean anything. It’s not going to change anything for my workouts or for my work ethic. I’m trying to stay away from it and just focus on myself,” said Raimann.

The Austria native, who came to CMU as a tight end in 2018, moved to offensive tackle before the 2020 season. He is now listed at 6-foot-7, 305 lbs.

St. Ignace alum and defensive Gage Kreski along with Mt. Pleasant native and tight end Hunter Buczkowski were two local players who also represented CMU at the Pro Day.

Another potential NFL hopeful is Central Michigan star wide receiver Kalil Pimpleton.

Pimpleton showcased his punt and kick return abilities in the snow at Kelly/Shorts Stadium in front of several scouts including New England Patriots offensive assistant Joe Judge.

Pimpleton met with Patriots after Tuesday’s workout.

The first round of the NFL Draft is scheduled for April 28.