Halfway through his senior season at Arkansas, Frank Ragnow was the model of durability.
He had started 33 consecutive games — 13 at right guard as a sophomore in 2015, 12 at center and one at right guard in his junior season of 2016 and the first seven games of 2017 as the Razorbacks’ center. Ragnow was not only one of the best interior lineman in the country, he was tough.
He was a guy that was pretty clean through the process, Quinn said. He’s coming back from an injury that he missed the second half of the season with an ankle. Other than the injury, he was a real, clean prospect that I didn’t really feel like we needed to do a whole lot of extra work on in terms of visit here or private workout or any of those things.
Ragnow’s injury required a minor procedure, but by the time the Combine and pro day at Arkansas rolled around, Ragnow was 100 percent.
The rehab process honestly went way smoother than I expected, he said. It was a very routine surgery that back in the day wasn’t even necessary, but it just really made sure that my ankle was good for the long run. And now, to be honest, it’s a normal ankle. I feel great and it’s been a couple months since I’ve even had any problems with it. It’s a normal ankle.
He earned first-team all-conference honors and decided to forgo his senior year to enter the draft. ANALYSIS Jones, who dealt with a nagging hamstring injury throughout the pre-draft process, is an explosive athlete who accelerates to and through the hole.
I’ve talked to a lot of teams over the last couple of weeks and that just adds to the excitement. We just have coaches and scouts call my agents, Robert Walker and Josh Adams from Unlimited Success Sports.
Okorafor, affectionately nicknamed Chukes, won’t turn 21 until August. He is expected to be the third WMU offensive linemen picked in the past three years with Willie Beavers (Southfield Lathrup) going to Minnesota (fourth round, 2016) and Taylor Moton (Okemos) to Carolina (second round) last season.
Okorafor — 6-foot-6 and 320 pounds — will watch the draft with his parents and friends in Southfield. He feels he could hear his name on Friday as a possible second- or third-round pick.
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