Frank Ragnow Draft Profile

Frank Ragnow draft profile

Strengths:

  • Size
  • Powerful
  • Snap to step quickness
  • Works way to second level with ease
  • Angles
  • Leadership skills
  • Strong hands
  • Versatile

Analysis: Frank Ragnow has great size for the position and is powerful throughout his body. Solid snap to step quickness and doesn’t waste time getting to his spot. Quick to get into defenders as a down blocker. Has adequate bend into contact at point of attack. Will drive block from insteps and can generate some movement through force. Does a really nice job of locating his second block target early in the rep. He can transition from one block to the second level with ease. Has plus feel for angles up to linebackers and does a good job of sifting and finding targets on short pulls. Block finisher with a desired level of toughness. Has strong hands to cinch defender’s frame and ride blocks out. Able to drop tail and anchor against bull rushers and will find work when uncovered. Ragnow offers NFL teams versatility, as he can play both guard spots as well as his more natural position of center. Was a valued leader within the Razorbacks locker room and highly regarded by coaches.

Weaknesses:

  • Average athletically
  • Needs to lower pad level
  • Injury issue(s)
  • Twist/stunt recognition

Analysis: Ragnow will not be mistaken as an athletic big man and he can be a little heavy footed in space when tasked with sudden redirection against moving targets. Needs to drop pad level as move blocker. Post-contact base can be a little inconsistent causing occasional balance issues. On the ground a little more than he needs to be. At times, his hands become wider and that will be flagged early and often as holding at the next level. He will need to improve his feel and awareness for twists and stunts. He is coming off of season-ending high ankle injury that will need to be vetted by combine doctors.

Size: 6’5 309lbs

Draft Rank: No.1 Center

NFL Comparison: JC Tretter

Draft Projection: Round 2

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