Two Detroit Lions crack the NFL All-Pro Second Team

Frank Ragnow, Detroit Lions (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports)
Frank Ragnow, Detroit Lions (Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Detroit Lions have two players earn themselves All-Pro honors

The Detroit Lions started this past season in the third year under the combined regime of general manager Bob Quinn and head coach Matt Patricia. And both doubled-down on their philosophy of forcing a culture change in the Motor City, typically resulting in the signing of several ex-members of the New England Patriots in the offseason.

And while the Patriots Midwest experiment has come to an end with the firing of both Quinn and Patricia in November following the third-straight season Detroit finds themselves ending the year with a losing record (5-11) and in the basement of the NFC North, the new regime has yet to be hired.

But when the Lions finally decide on who will assume the roles left vacant by Quinn and Patricia, the roster itself is full of quality players that should be a great foundation for them to build upon. In fact, two of said players were recently named to the NFL All-Pro Second Team.

On Friday, the NFL revealed the All-Pro selections by The Associated Press for both their first and second-team honors. And center Frank Ragnow and punter Jack Fox both made the cut on the latter.

The Lions’ first-round selection out of Arkansas back in 2018, Ragnow spent his first season in Detroit playing at guard. But it was when he was moved to center in his second year when the former Razorback really hit his stride in Motown, earning his first Pro Bowl nomination in 2020.

Also earning his first Pro Bowl nod this past season is Fox. A late addition to the Lions’ practice squad in 2019, the undrafted free agent punter out of Rice has turned into one of the biggest steals in the NFL. His 49.1 gross punt yard average was the third-highest in the NFL in 2020, while his net average of 44.8 was second.

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According to Pro Football Talk, Frank Ragnow received eight votes in the All-Pro voting, tied with Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly. Corey Linsley of the Green Bay Packers led the voting with 18, earning him first-team honors. Jack Fox received 12 votes with New England Patriots punter, Jake Bailey, getting 26.