Reggie Ragland
Reggie Ragland
27-Year-Old LinebackerLB
New York Giants
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Signed to a one-year deal in March, Ragland will compete for snaps at inside linebacker with Tae Crowder, Devante Downs and Lorenzo Carter, who is recovering from an Achilles tear. But Blake Martinez is the tackle machine in the Giants defense, limiting the upside of the other interior linebackers. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Giants in March of 2021.
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LBNew York Giants
March 18, 2021
Ragland signed a one-year contract with the Giants on Thursday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
ANALYSIS
After spending three years in Kansas City and capturing a Lombardi Trophy during the 2019-2020 season, Ragland appeared in all 16 games for the Lions last year while collecting 52 tackles and a sack. The 27-year-old now takes his talent to the Meadowlands, where he will immediately compete for a starting role at the center of Patrick Graham's defense. Ragland has only whiffed on three of a possible 85 tackling opportunities the past two seasons, according to Pro Football Reference.
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New York GiantsGiants 2020 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
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Measurables Review
How do Reggie Ragland's measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
Height
6' 2"
 
Weight
252 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.72 sec
 
Cone Drill
4.28 sec
 
Vertical Jump
31.5 in
 
Broad Jump
116 in
 
Hand Length
9.88 in
 
Arm Length
32.00 in
 
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May 21, 2020
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December 3, 2019
Jim Coventry anticipates the Bucs will throw the ball nearly 50 times, resulting in Clayton Geathers and the rest of the Colts defensive backs having a busy day Sunday.
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October 29, 2019
The Ravens defensive backs, including Jimmy Smith, should be chasing around Patriots' receivers more than they'd like in Week 9.
IDP Analysis: Week 16 Matchups
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December 18, 2018
December 18, 2018
The Titans have given up the third-most fantasy points to LBs over the last five weeks, so play Zach Brown and the rest of the Redskins linebackers with confidence, says Jim Coventry.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Considered a versatile linebacker that lacks top-end athleticism coming out of Alabama in 2016, Ragland has more or less lived up to that billing in the pros. However, between his time in Buffalo and Kansas City, the second-round pick has served under a number of defensive coordinators with different systems that didn't always play to Ragland's strengths. Now with Detroit and a coaching staff that values versatility, Ragland isn't necessarily a lock to make the roster, but he could earn a significant role on early downs while rotating with Christian Jones and Jalen Reeves-Maybin, which could lend itself to a respectable tackle total.
Ragland paired nicely with 2018 offseason acquisition Anthony Hitchens on the inside, recording 86 tackles (46 solo) and his first sack (albeit a half-sack) of his young career. With the Chiefs poised to switch to a 4-3 defense, Ragland may have the middle to himself next season, which will allow him to instill the thumper mentality he displayed at Alabama. For fantasy purposes, a rise in tackles and, subsequently, his fantasy value may be in store for the fourth-year linebacker.
Ragland hasn't gotten moving yet, but he is only three years removed from serving as one of the top players on a dominant Alabama defense, and it's easy to rationalize his disappointing presence since then as being caused by his rookie season knee injury and the arbitrary personnel shuffle resulting from a new Buffalo front office. Now in his second year with the Chiefs – and with longtime starter Derrick Johnson gone – it finally appears time to properly evaluate Ragland. You're betting on the pedigree plus opportunity here, but there's enough in those two variables to plunge ahead without a history of NFL production.
Ragland, who missed his rookie season with an ACL tear, was dealt to the Chiefs in late August, where the 2016 second-rounder will bolster his new team's linebacking corps.
Although Myles Jack somewhat understandably got the most hype of the rookie linebackers, it's Ragland who is the best bet to make an immediate IDP impact. He's a throwback thumper linebacker who fell to the second round due to low demand for big, in-traffic 'backers, but coach Rex Ryan has no qualms about using such players. If he had been drafted five years ago, Ragland likely would have been a first-round pick. Ragland will almost certainly start for Buffalo as a rookie, and there's a decent chance he could push for nickel snaps and a three-down role. UPDATE: Raglund will miss his entire rookie season due to a torn ACL.
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Records 52 tackles
LBDetroit Lions
January 15, 2021
Ragland totaled 52 tackles, one sack, one pass breakup and one forced fumble over 16 games in 2020.
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Will play Thursday
LBDetroit Lions
November 26, 2020
Ragland (ankle) is active for Thursday's clash against Houston.
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Headed for Motown
LBDetroit Lions
March 27, 2020
Ragland reached an agreement Friday to sign with the Lions, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
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Falls out of rotation in 2019
LBKansas City Chiefs
February 21, 2020
Ragland finished the 2019 regular season with just 30 tackles (23 solo), though he did post a career-high 2.0 sacks.
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Returns fumble for TD
LBKansas City Chiefs
October 18, 2019
Ragland had two solo tackles, a sack and returned a fumble five yards for a touchdown in Thursday's win over the Broncos.
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