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Alabama linebacker Reggie Ragland is sliding down boards with an enlarged aorta

Reggie Ragland hits hard and the NFL scouts love it
Reggie Ragland hits hard but this medical concern could make him fall a bit

One of the best linebackers in the NFL Draft, was flagged by medical staff because he has an enlarged aorta.  Ragland is going to have to be monitored yearly for this problem. It will knock him down on some teams draft boards.

It is an enlargement of the aorta, which can occur in the chest or abdomen. Aneurysms are a concern because they weaken the wall of the aorta.


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