|No. 77 - Detroit Lions|
|Born:||May 17, 1996|
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||311 lb (141 kg)|
|High school:||Chanhassen (MN)|
|NFL Draft:||2018 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 12, 2019|
Frank Ragnow (born May 17, 1996) is an American football center for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Arkansas, and was selected by the Lions in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Ragnow was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and played football at Chanhassen High School. He was rated as the 24th-best offensive tackle in the nation and the #3 prospect from Minnesota as a senior. ESPN evaluated him as a four-star athlete, and, after receiving offers from six FBS schools, he ultimately chose the University of Arkansas.
Ragnow participated in nine of Arkansas' twelve games as a freshman, playing as a center. He played a role in Arkansas' spot atop the SEC with 0 sacks allowed. As a sophomore, Ragnow started all thirteen of the Razorbacks' games as a right guard, allowing no sacks in the season's last seven games. As a junior, Ragnow started 12 games as the Hogs' center and the other as the right guard, playing more than 900 snaps. He played as the starting center as a senior in 2017.
|Frank Ragnow NFL Combine Interview|
|Ht||Wt||Arm length||Hand size||40-yard dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft in
|9 ft 7 in
|All values from NFL Combine/Arkansas' Pro Day|
The Detroit Lions selected Ragnow in the first round (20th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft. Ragnow was the first center drafted in 2018 and was the second interior linemen drafted. Ragnow became the highest drafted center from Arkansas, surpassing Steve Korte who was selected 38th overall during the 1983 NFL Draft.
The Detroit Lions immediately moved Ragnow to offensive guard although he had been used strictly as a center during his collegiate career. The Lions had Graham Glasgow slated to be the starting center after the departure of Travis Swanson. Head coach Matt Patricia named Ragnow the starting left guard to begin the regular season. He started alongside offensive tackles Taylor Decker, Rick Wagner, right guard T. J. Lang, and center Graham Glasgow.
He made his professional regular season debut and first career start during the Detroit Lions' season-opening 48-17 loss to the New York Jets. He finished the season starting all 16 games at left guard.