As the NFL Draft approaches, Vikings Territory is taking a look at prospects that may interest the Minnesota Vikings. Since it’s evident the team would like to add a long-term offensive line starter at some point in the early rounds, let’s examine the players who could fit that mold.
- School: Arkansas
- Position: C/G
- Projected round: 2-3
- Age: 21
- Height: 6-5
- Weight: 320 lbs.
- Arm: 33 1/8″
- Hand: 9 3/8″
- Bench press: 26 reps of 225 pounds
- *DNP in remainder of drills due to ankle injury*
Vikings Interest: 10/10
- Pro Football Focus (PFF) considers Ragnow the best center prospect in the 2018 NFL Draft.
- He’s been PFF’s highest-graded center the past two seasons.
Boy that Frank Ragnow character is good pic.twitter.com/bHK9upBx6j
— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 23, 2018
- Has been dominant in both the passing game AND running game.
- Considered a “high-character” guy with valued leadership and locker room traits. Check out this fantastic interview between Ragnow and Darren Wolfson of KSTP.
- Did not allow a quarterback sack in four years at Arkansas.
- Named team captain by teammates.
- Ragnow is a self-described “Minnesota boy.” He grew up near Chanhassen, Minnesota.
- He has playing experience at both guard positions as well as center.
- Ragnow has been trending upward, with some reports suggesting he may go as high as the first round.
- Ragnow is coming off a season-ending high ankle injury.
- Considered not as gifted athletically as other offensive line prospects in the draft.
Ragnow’s floor is equal to that of a solid NFL starter.