Jalen Reagor goes 21st overall to the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles needed a true No. 1 receiver to pair with Carson Wentz and they likely have him in Reagor. Add his elite athleticism and catch radius to Zach Ertz, Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson and Dallas Goedert, and you’ve got yourself a passing offense you can take on the road.
Reagor caught 72 passes for 1,061 yards and nine touchdowns in 2018, but declined in 2019, as he tallied 43 receptions for 611 yards in his final collegiate season. That big decline can’t be put on Reagor completely though, as a lot of his poor season was because of the Horned Frogs’ inconsistent quarterback play.
Reagor is a joy to watch in space, as he is fluid, quick and fast while running a full route tree while making plays all over the field. He can play small at times, having trouble with tough man coverage, but usually makes up for it with an innate ability to create separation once in his routes. He’ll need to work on his technique against man coverage but could quickly pay dividends out of the slot while perfecting his game.
Fantasy football impact
Reagor is still a little raw, and his upside for fantasy in the Eagles offense is great, but probably not in year one. Carson Wentz and the Eagles spread the ball around well and have Zach Ertz, DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery (maybe), and Dallas Goedert to choose from. Reagor’s fantasy success will likely come in year two.
When you watch Reagor play, you see an NFL receiver just in how he moves. The instincts and talent are all there if he can refine them against NFL defenses. He’s set up to be a good receiver in the NFL and a useful fantasy player, but has upside for more than that throughout his career.