Frank Ragnow working at left guard for Lions

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After the Lions selected Frank Ragnow in the first round of last month’s draft, they said they had not decided whether he would start his NFL career at guard or center.

They haven’t made any final proclamations, but the signs point to guard. Ragnow has been working at left guard during OTAs with Graham Glasgow at center and said he’s happy to be anywhere the Lions want him to be this season.

“Don’t really have a preference,” Ragnow said, via the Detroit Free Press. “Just want to be out there helping the team. I’ve played a lot of positions in high school, played a lot of positions in college. I just like playing football and wherever they put me I’m going to be happy to be there.”

While nothing is set in stone, coach Matt Patricia said Ragnow “just kind of fits in with the group and goes and plays” and recent history under General Manager Bob Quinn — which predates Patricia, who was hired this offseason — has been that Lions first-rounders wind up staying where they play in their early practices. There were questions after the draft about which side tackle Taylor Decker would play and which linebacker spot Jarrad Davis, but Decker landed at left tackle right away and Davis hasn’t budged from the middle so Ragnow may be staying put.

6 responses to “Frank Ragnow working at left guard for Lions

  1. How does ‘recent history’ have anything to do with how Matt Patricia lines up his players? He has no ‘recent history’ with the Lions.

  2. Makes sense. Glasgow graded out as one of the best centers in the league when he was in there, Ragnow’s a bigger dude with a higher ceiling than Glasgow and would probably be more of a force at LG.

  3. I am looking forward to seeing how the Lions do this season. I like the direction they’re headed.

    Stafford’s window is closing somewhat. Her’s elite and now has a run game to assist. Defense is stronger than it’s been in decades. Go Lions.

  4. I’m excited to see how my team blows it this year! Drops, missed tackles, injuries, refs, play calling…what’s it going to be? So exciting! I do love my Lions, but until they win A playoff game, I’m gonna keep those expectations way down.

  5. “I am looking forward to seeing how the Lions do this season. I like the direction they’re headed.

    Stafford’s window is closing somewhat. Her’s elite and now has a run game to assist. Defense is stronger than it’s been in decades. Go Lions.”

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    I agree with all of this, but remember, Matt is barely 30 years old, yet this will already be his 10th season. He’s got the arm and athleticism, when his mind finally starts “clicking” like other QBs do in their 30s, it’ll be a sight to see.

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