With four preseason games under their belt, one analyst says the Detroit Lions offensive line falls somewhere around the middle of the pack.
Pro Football Focus’s Michael Renner ranked the Lions’ offensive line 14th in the league, writing:
All eyes were on 2018 first-round pick Frank Ragnow and his switch to center this preseason, and he didn’t disappoint. On 49 snaps he earned a 75.9 pass-blocking grade and an 82.1 run-blocking grade.
After playing guard his rookie year, the Lions’ 2018 first-round pick was moved to center and has so far excelled in the role.
With the injuries to Frank Ragnow and Jarrad Davis, the #Lions may possibly lose their snap count leaders from each side of the ball in 2018— PFF DET Lions (@PFF_Lions) August 24, 2019
Ragnow- 1,076 snaps (1st on team, 10th among Guards)
Davis- 976 snaps (1 on defense, 12th among LBs)
Could be huge if both miss time
But Ragnow was carted off the field Week 3 against the Buffalo Bills with an injury that’s luckily been diagnosed as a minor ankle sprain. It’s still unclear how much playing time he’ll miss, if any at all.
Notes are a tad light today due the holiday, but I found some stuff for y’all.
- A profile on rookie running back Ty Johnson highlighting his speed from Carlos Monarrez of The Detroit Free Press.
- Our friend Erik Schlitt at The Lions Wire explains why the Lions released and re-signed tight end Logan Thomas.
- Matt Patricia spoke to the media Monday after cutting the roster down this weekend. In case you wanna watch the whole thing, here it is in full:
- In case you don’t, Tim Twentyman outlined some of Patricia’s answers to some questions you might have, such as “What was it that Josh Johnson did to impress coaches and keep him on as the backup quarterback to start the season?” or “What set Chris Lacy and Travis Fulgham apart in the competition for the last couple receiver spots on the roster?”
- A season preview from Lions website columnist Mike O’Hara.
- And remember: Voting for the Lions all-time team is now open.