Tommy Kraemer is one of four members entering the draft out of O-Line U. The 6-foot-6, 317 lb. guard left quite a mark over his four years with the Irish.
Kraemer started all four years at Notre Dame, playing tackle in 2017, and playing guard from 2018-2020. In 2019, Kraemer suffered a season-ending knee injury. Kraemer’s lower half was his weaker half before the injury. His upper half is what helped Kraemer make his money. He has broad shoulders which helped lock in to match-ups. He was able to maul over most defenders and with monstrous size hands, 10 ⅝”, he never let go once he locked in. However, he can be rather slow, even prior to his sprained meniscus.
Kraemer left high school as a top-40 prospect in the country at his position. His freshman year, after redshirting, he started 12 of 13 games accompanied by future first rounders Quenton Nelson and Mike McGlinchey on the line. In 2017, Notre Dame undoubtedly won the Joe Moore award for their herculean offensive line. Kraemer earned himself first-team All-ACC honors in his final year, as well as being a part of another Joe Moore award finalist line yet again.
Unfortunately, Kraemer’s fantastic collegiate career may not be enough to allow him to live out the dream of walking across the stage at the NFL Draft. However, we do believe he will be a part of a NFL organization. Be it as a back-up, or member of the practice squad, Kraemer will find himself in a uniform and be one of the more highly sought after free agents upon Draft completion.