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VIDEO: Frank Ragnow, the Lions’ new 310-pound center, can dunk

Athleticism on the field. Athleticism on the court.

By now, you probably know that Detroit Lions first-round pick Frank Ragnow is a crazy athletic guy. But if you need a reminder, here’s Kent Lee Platte’s RAS card for the Lions’ center:

Not a numbers guy? Well, here’s some video evidence of his athleticism. Ragnow, who stands at 6-foot-5, 312 pounds, is able to effortlessly dunk a basketball:

That video was from 2015, Ragnow’s sophomore year at Arkansas. Since then, Ragnow has only improved his game on the field. Ragnow was Pro Football Focus’ highest rated center in both his junior and senior years at Arkansas thanks, in part, to that athleticism.

But in 2017, Ragnow suffered an ankle injury that required surgery and caused him to miss half of the season. There was growing concern about that ankle, considering he didn’t run at the NFL Combine. However, he was a full participant at Arkansas Pro Day, and he absolutely killed it there.

And in case you were wondering, the ankle injury hasn’t seemed to affect his ability to dunk:

To be fair, though, the second dunk wasn’t on a regulation rim, as Ragnow admitted later. “It was on a short goal, probably 8 and a half feet,” Allen told reporters at his pro day. “I can dunk, but only with a women’s sized ball. My hands are just small.”

Talented and modest. I’m starting to like this guy a lot.

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