"He had a heck of a season going until that injury".
For the Lions, it's head coach Matt Patricia's first draft with general manager Bob Quinn since being named head coach. The Victoria, Minnesota, native comes in at 6-5, 317 pounds and was a three-year starter for the Razorbacks.
Ragnow is going to the same team that last picked an Arkansas center. "He's been great. He was there for me when my dad passed [in 2016] and was there for me in my college career. It's pretty cool he keeps up with me every day". They ended up taking a pair of defensive ends on the final day of the draft and used six of their nine picks previous year on defensive players. The Bengals pivoted to taking injured Ohio State center Billy Price.
Picking Ragnow addressed the Lions' weakness at left guard.
"Yeah, I've gotten a lot of respect for that", Ragnow said. Harold Landry would have made more sense in the minds of fans, but if the team didn't feel he was a better prospect than Ragnow, they made the right choice.
Pete Prisco of CBSSports.com gave the Lions a B-plus for choosing Ragnow at No. 20. Former third-round pick Graham Glasgow is able to play center or guard.
The reaction to the pick was mixed, at best.
Here's the full list of picks the Lions hold in the 2018 draft, which will be updated as each selection is made.