Reggie Ragland
Reggie Ragland
26-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Detroit Lions
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a contract with the Lions in March of 2020.
Headed for Motown
LBDetroit Lions
March 27, 2020
Ragland reached an agreement Friday to sign with the Lions, Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Selected by Buffalo in the second round of the 2016 draft, Ragland suffered an ACL injury during his first training camp and was traded to Kansas City a year later. He went on to start 32 of his 42 games the past three seasons, but he largely served as an early down specialist, recording 160 tackles, 2.5 sacks and one interception. The 26-year-old linebacker isn't likely to establish IDP value in Detroit, but he could push Jarrad Davis, Christian Jones or Jalen Reeves-Maybin for playing time. Jamie Collins is the only Lions linebacker that can safely be projected for a three-down role.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Detroit LionsLions 2019 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this
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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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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2016
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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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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Progresses in second season
LBKansas City Chiefs
January 22, 2019
Ragland notched 86 tackles (46 solo), a half-sack and an interception during 2018.
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Retakes field
LBKansas City Chiefs
December 30, 2018
Ragland (hip) has returned to Sunday's game against the Raiders, Brooke Pryor of The Kansas City Star reports.
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Questionable to return
LBKansas City Chiefs
Hip
December 30, 2018
Ragland is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Raiders due to a hip injury.
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