It was a looooooong time coming (seriously, forever), but the Eagles finally took Jalen Reagor with the No. 21 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Despite reports that the organization was looking to trade up, they stuck it out — and watched the Cowboys take CeeDee Lamb at 17.
Raegor is the son of Montae Raegor, who played for the Eagles his final year in the NFL back in 2007, which is pretty damn cool.
There was a lot of excitement from his new teammates and a lot of differing opinions out there about the Eagles’ first round pick.
TCU WR Jalen Reagor disappointed in the agility drills at the #Combine, but I'm not too concerned— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) February 28, 2020
What the three cone tries to measure
Where we can find similar skills on Reagor's film
How it helps him win on the field
Reagor's *EXPLOSIVENESS* is still ELITE!#NFLDraft pic.twitter.com/b9EIJtTCqc
New #Eagles WR Jalen Reagor "has some Tyreek Hill to him," will "show out with Carson Wentz."— Cody Benjamin (@CodyJBenjamin) April 24, 2020
Scouting from @ChrisTrapasso, @SimcoxStephen suggests Philly was right to bet on Reagor over Justin Jefferson: https://t.co/ubAlZMIOiD
Reagor was my highest ranked WR remaining (besides Shenault, who had an injury flag) and had a late Round 1 grade on my board.— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) April 24, 2020
W. Great pick.
The Eagles took Jalen Reagor over Justin Jefferson?— Barrett Sallee (@BarrettSallee) April 24, 2020
Well that was dumb.
Appeal to Justin Jefferson was that you’re making a smart bet on getting a good pro even if the fit isn’t perfect. Valuable to an Eagles team with such a dire WR situation.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) April 24, 2020
Lot more risk with Reagor. Might be worth it! Or they’re back to square one.https://t.co/rF2pCpn9Xi
Scouting report on new Eagle WR Jalen Reagor (RAY-ger): Big-play ability, great in screen game and a threat in return game. #Eagles have been hot on him for a long time. They sweated out whether he would be there at 21. Really wanted his speed and playmaking skills#FlyEaglesFly— Dave Spadaro (@EaglesInsider) April 24, 2020
And yes, he was dealing with spotty QB play last season, which factors into his drop in production.— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) April 24, 2020
J. Reagor gives the Eagles a weapon on the outside. His production went down last season with poor QB play, but has the dynamic ability that the Eagles need.— Zach Berman (@ZBerm) April 24, 2020
Still, the decision to take him over J. Jefferson and also failing to trade for C. Lamb will be questions for H. Roseman
Jalen Reagor is a can opener on offense. Can't wait to see Wentz uncork some deep balls to him if defenses dare play MOFC against them.— Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) April 24, 2020
Legit 4.3 speed, ball skills, excellent route runner. Love the pick.
Eagles RD 1 Pick, WR Jalen Reagor: 0 career dropped passes in the red zone at TCU. pic.twitter.com/C4teekYN0p— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) April 24, 2020
I know Jalen Reagor played with bad QBs last year, but the #Eagles drafting a guy with a 47% catch rate feels right.— Zack Rosenblatt (@ZackBlatt) April 24, 2020
I am fine with Jalen Reagor. Speedy playmaker who attacks the ball in the air. Plays with attitude. Eagles WRs could use all of that.— Tommy Lawlor (@lawlornfl) April 24, 2020
Reagor is different than Jefferson. I've spent all offseason explaining that I thought the Eagles would be better with a playmaker than a volume receiver. Reagor is the playmaker. Jefferson is a guy you build your passing game around. Diff players. https://t.co/ezYyXwHjI2— Tommy Lawlor (@lawlornfl) April 24, 2020
Jalen Reagor talks like a pro.pic.twitter.com/PbBhtCnGFM— Joe Giglio (@JoeGiglioSports) April 24, 2020
Jalen Reagor has gained 15+ yards on 52% of his catches since 2018— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) April 24, 2020
2nd highest rate in the nation pic.twitter.com/KOjRlm7gRj
“In 2019, Reagor dropped nine of 92 targets. Of our top 32 receivers, he ranked a woeful 30th in drop rate. Players who drop passes in college tend to drop them in the NFL, too.”https://t.co/11rNHFmSda— Patrick (@EaglesPMC) April 24, 2020
I like Reagor. But the Eagles passed on a small trade up for Lamb, and on a superior talent in Jefferson, for an undersized WR with a 47% catch rate, 3rd worst in FBS. If the Eagles had a good track record with WR, I’d trust them. Call me a hater all you want, but I have concerns— Patrick (@EaglesPMC) April 24, 2020
Here’s the venerable @gregcosell scouting report on Jalen Reagor. Concerns? He sees Reagor as an undersized slot receiver with drop issues. The upside? Explosive and dynamic WR that can make plays at all three levels of the field. Seems like a boom or bust pick by the Birds. pic.twitter.com/sXWZcIZ6Bs— Patrick (@EaglesPMC) April 24, 2020
Jon Kitna says that @jalenreagor could have ran routes with the @dallascowboys in the 10th GRADE!— FOX Sports Southwest (@FOXSportsSW) April 22, 2020
And he would know...Kitna coached Reagor back in high school at @NDNFootball and has high praise for the former @TCUFootball WR ahead of the #NFLDraft.@RicRenFSSW | @BurlesonISD pic.twitter.com/d15eFHZpyi
The Eagles really wanted speed. Reagor provides that. I just couldn't pass up my 14th rated player (Justin Jefferson) for my 56th player (Reagor). It'll be fascinating to follow both of their careers.— Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) April 24, 2020