Reggie Ragland
Reggie Ragland
25-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Kansas City Chiefs
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a four-year, $5.84 million contract with the Bills in May of 2016. Traded to the Chiefs in August of 2017.
Progresses in second season
LBKansas City Chiefs
January 22, 2019
Ragland notched 86 tackles (46 solo), a half-sack and an interception during 2018.
Ragland was limited to just 12 games and 323 defensive snaps as a rookie, but those numbers increased to 16 and 581, respectively, in 2018. He's still removed from the field when the defense utilizes nickel and dime packages, preventing Ragland from matching the likes of Anthony Hitchens, who totaled 945 defensive snaps. With both likely returning in 2019, prospective fantasy owners shouldn't anticipate another jump in production during Ragland's third season.
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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.
6' 2"
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
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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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
December 30, 2018
Ragland is questionable to return to Sunday's game against the Raiders due to a hip injury.
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Posts double-digit tackles
LBKansas City Chiefs
December 24, 2018
Ragland recorded 10 tackles (four solo) during Sunday's 38-31 loss to the Seahawks.
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Back to practicing
LBKansas City Chiefs
August 5, 2018
Ragland (knee) returned to practice Sunday.
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Placed on NFI list
LBKansas City Chiefs
July 26, 2018
Ragland was placed on the Non-Football Injury list Thursday, Pete Sweeney of reports.
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