FAIRHOPE, Ala. — Reggie Ragland entered Senior Bowl week as the SEC’s highest-rated prospect in Mobile, and that won’t change after Tuesday’s practice.
The former Alabama linebacker played both outside linebacker and mike — his natural position — flashing his physical ability throughout the afternoon session at Fairhope Municipal Stadium.
Perhaps most impressive was a sequence of 1-on-1 pass rush reps against running backs and tight ends that left his opponents grasping air. Here’s a breakdown:
- Ragland vs. TCU running back Aaron Green (4th/5th-round grade) — Used swim move to blow by Green in stride and reach the quarterback without slowing down (Outside, right).
- Ragland vs. Alabama running back Kenyan Drake (3rd-round grade) — Used identical move to swim past Drake, who struggled mightily with pass protection on Tuesday (Outside, right).
- Ragland vs. Florida tight end Jake McGee (6th/7th round grade) — Used bull rush to reach quarterback, then shed block to finish play (Outside, right).
- Ragland vs. Green — Used another bull rush, then swatted Green aside with his left hand for sack (Inside).
He picked on linemen, too. NFL.com’s Chase Goodbread took video of Ragland leaving Georgia tackle John Theus in the dust:
— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) January 26, 2016
“It’s gonna take me about another day or so to get settled down,” Ragland said. “I just want to be able to show everybody I can do it all.”