The Bills add to defense select LB Reggie Ragland
We had said he was an option earlier in the day, and it came to fruition. The Buffalo Bills traded up to 41st overall to snag Alabama LB Reggie Ragland. He is the second defensive player the Bills have drafted in as many rounds as they took Clemson DE Shaq Lawson yesterday.
Ragland, an old-school middle linebacker fits nicely in Rex Ryan’s defensive scheme and will instantly upgrade a position that struggled in 2015. Ragland fell in the draft due to an enlarged aorta and lack of coverage skills, but has the talent to have a long NFL career.
He led the Tide with 97 tackles, 6.5 for loss, and broke up six passes, winning SEC Defensive Player of the Year, numerous All-American honors and landing finalist spots for multiple national awards. In fact, Ragland was the third Alabama player to earn unanimous All-American notice, joining Cornelius Bennett and Derrick Thomas.
The Bills gave up a decent amount to get their man. They acquired the selection from the Chicago Bears, and gave up the 49th overall selection, their first of two fourth-round picks (117th overall) this year, and a fourth-round pick next year.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/the-bills-add-to-defense-select-lb-reggie-ragland/https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/0ap3000000517161.jpg?fit=640%2C350&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/0ap3000000517161.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1AFC EastBuffalo BillsNFLNFL DraftRecent PostsBuffalo Bills,NFL Draft,reggie raglandWe had said he was an option earlier in the day, and it came to fruition. The Buffalo Bills traded up to 41st overall to snag Alabama LB Reggie Ragland. He is the second defensive player the Bills have drafted in as many rounds as they took Clemson DE...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk