For those of us who follow the Detroit Lions closely, we know that Frank Ragnow is one of the top offensive linemen in the league, regardless of position. In 2020, Ragnow was selected to his first of what most believe will be many NFL Pro Bowls, yet he does not seem to get the same respect from the national media as many of the ‘big name’ offensive linemen around the league.
Well, the media may be a bit behind but NFL executives, players, and coaches know exactly how good Ragnow is as they have voted him as the No. 1 center in the league (No. 4 ranked OL overall).
Here is what ESPN has to say about Ragnow being ranked so high.
Ragnow was not a fixture in last year’s rankings, but he surged in a big way this year, fresh off a $54 million extension with Detroit. He has always been good, but enough people are finally starting to notice, voters said.
“He can run the whole line, great communicator, takes pressure off the quarterback, athletic enough to pull, can play guard if you need,” an NFC scout said. “Some centers can’t do that. He’s probably the most versatile center right now.”
Ragnow ranked fourth among centers with a 74.2% run-block win rate and eighth in pass blocking at 94.8%.
It is nice to see Ragnow getting the respect he deserves.