20. Frank Ragnow, OL, Arkansas (Detroit Lions)
The Detroit Lions passed on several options to upgrade their defense, and instead opted to use their pick with the goal of better protecting quarterback Matt Stafford. Center Frank Ragnow was considered to be one of the most underrated prospects in the draft, with many believing he could be an excellent NFL player for a long time.
Ragnow’s rookie season certainly had its ups and downs. Early on, he really struggled, especially as a pass blocker. Still, there was enough improvement by the end of the season to give the Lions some confidence that Ragnow was on his way to being a quality starter, even if his rookie year was overall a minor disappointment.