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NFL Draft 2018: Detroit Lions draft Frank Ragnow

Arkansas gets on the board in the 1st round.

NCAA Football: Arkansas at Missouri Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

For the first time since 2008, the Arkansas Razorbacks have a 1st round pick!

Frank Ragnow, a mauling center, has just been selected in the 2018 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. The Lions chose him with the 20th overall pick in the Draft, the highest pick for any Arkansas player since Felix Jones was selected 22nd overall in 2008. You may remember that Darren McFadden was also taken in the 1st round that year with the 4th overall selection.

Ragnow made First-Team All-SEC in the 2017 season and also was chosen by coaches to make the All-Freshman Team all the way back in 2014. In his career, he was a three-year starter and was the team captain in his senior season. He played in 2,063 offensive snaps and allowed zero sacks in his entire career at Arkansas according to his player profile on their website.

We imagine that Matthew Stafford will like hearing that.

Best of luck to Ragnow in the Motor City!