The Kansas City Chiefs acquired Reggie Ragland 10 days before the start of the 2017 season. The linebacker became a full-time starter by Week 8, but he managed only 44 total tackles.
A full year with the same franchise will significantly help Ragland, especially since he missed his entire rookie campaign after suffering a torn ACL during training camp.
“I’m very comfortable now,” the 2016 second-round pick said,cheap nike nfl jerseys free shipping per the Kansas City Star’s Blair Kerkhoff. “As far as the defense is concerned, I’m more comfortable now.”
The Chiefs jettisoned all-time leading tackler Derrick Johnson this offseason, which created an opportunity for Ragland to become an every-down option. The 2015 SEC Defensive Player of the Year was considered a two-down run defender coming into the league nfl cheap jerseys nike . Next to Anthony Hitchens, he will now attempt to show his skill set exceeds previous expectations.
“I feel like I am underrated as a cover guy, but as a three-down guy, nfl nike jerseys for cheap you want to be the main guy out there calling everything, and you want to get the guys lined up,” Ragland said.
Right now, the third-year veteran isn’t only a starting inside linebacker; he’s also a nickel backer unless he proves he can’t handle coverage responsibilities.