The pick is in and we have the takes! With the 21st overall selection in the first round, the Philadelphia Eagles selected TCU wide receiver Jalen Reagor. There’s already a plethora of coverage on Bleeding Green Nation regarding the selection of Reagor, including instant analysis, thoughts from the organization, and so much more.
How does the crew at Bleeding Green Nation podcasts feel about taking Reagor at #21? We’ve already dropped two shows into the feed about the pick. The first is our live reaction throughout the process with me and Shamus Clancy as we streamed live on Instagram. Stream that show on the player below or click here.
Solak was high on the pick, and the fit makes sense. Here’s Solak’s summation of Reagor’s game from his Draft Network evaluation...
“Jalen Reagor is a late Day 1/early Day 2 candidate for teams looking to add electric playmaking ability to their receiving corps. Reagor is not a perfect prospect, as he struggles at times with contested catches and concentration drops, and lacks an elite catch radius for downfield targets — but with that said, he is a silky route-runner with excellent releases off of tight coverage, which provides a very high ceiling for his deployment either outside or in the slot.
Reagor is a prime candidate for touches from the backfield, as a returner, and as an underneath receiver given his elusiveness in space and homerun speed. Reagor is an ascending player who was limited by the route tree and deployment offered him by TCU, and while he does present some risk given his struggles with the physical requirements of the game, could sneak his way into the first round off of his upside.” - Benjamin Solak
Per PFF, TCU WR Jalen Reagor saw the "fourth-highest rate of off-target passes of any receiver in the country".— Michael Kist (@MichaelKistNFL) February 5, 2020
Beauty of a stack w/great explosiveness. Just a flat out miss by the QB. pic.twitter.com/tRgLE4sIMN
Beyond the Reagor pick and the debate about the philosophy behind it (I’m looking at you, CeeDee Lamb and Justin Jefferson), we also dig into our top remaining players on the board for the Eagles.
It’s striking to me the amount of defensive talent left on the board, with my personal dream scenario being a continued slide for LSU cornerback Kristian Fulton. You can get more analysis of Fulton from me and Eric Crocker on the 2020 BGN Draft #10 special.
Defensive players still on the board that I'm on board with at #53— Michael Kist (@MichaelKistNFL) April 24, 2020
Mich. EDGE Josh Uche
Miss. St. LB Willie Gay Jr.
LSU CB Kristian Fulton
Utah CB Jaylon Johnson
Cal DS Ashtyn Davis
'Bama DS Xavier McKinney
So. Ill. DS Jeremy Chinn
LSU DS Grant Delpit
Lenoir-Rhyne DS Kyle Dugger
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