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2018 NFL Draft results: Lions select Frank Ragnow 20th overall

With their first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Lions have selected Frank Ragnow from Arkansas.

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The Detroit Lions have selected Frank Ragnow with their first-round pick, 20th overall, in the 2018 NFL Draft.

The Lions continue to make serious improvements on the offensive line. Two years ago, general manager took his left tackle in Taylor Decker. Last offseason, Detroit added Rick Wagner and T.J. Lang in free agency. Now the Lions have added their final piece to the offensive line: Frank Ragnow.

Ragnow is likely pegged as the Lions’ center now, with Graham Glasgow potentially staying at left guard.

Ragnow is ridiculously athletic, posting the fourth-best RAS at center of all time:

The big story here may not be who the Lions picked, but who they passed over. Edge defender Harold Landry was still surprisingly on the board when the Lions were on the clock, yet despite have a defensive coordinator who coached Landry in college, they decided to pass on him.

Lions remaining picks

  • Round 2, Pick 19 (51 overall)
  • Round 3, Pick 18 (82 overall)
  • Round 4, Pick 17 (117 overall)
  • Round 5, Pick 16 (153 overall)
  • Round 7, Pick 19 (237 overall)

Top remaining needs for Lions:

  • Defensive end
  • Offensive guard
  • Defensive tackle
  • Running back
  • Safety
  • Linebacker
  • Wide receiver
  • Cornerback

NFL Draft schedule


What: Rounds 2-3 of the NFL Draft
When: Friday, April 27, 7 p.m. ET
Where: Arlington, TX
Time per pick: Round 2: 7 minutes; Round 3: 5 minutes
Estimated time of Lions picks:

  • Pick 51 overall: ~9 p.m. ET
  • Pick 82 overall: ~10:40 p.m ET


What: Rounds 4-7 of the NFL Draft
When: Saturday, April 28, Noon ET
Where: Arlington, TX
TV: NFL Network, ESPN
Time per pick: Rounds 4-6: 5 minutes; Round 7: 4 minutes
Estimated time of Lions picks:

  • Pick 117 overall: ~1:20 p.m. ET
  • Pick 153 overall: ~3:20 p.m. ET
  • Pick 237 overall: ~8:45 p.m. ET


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