With the 21st pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Eagles select TCU wide receiver Jalen Reagor …
Jalen Reagor Career Statistics
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After an impressive 2018 season, Reagor’s 2019 production took a nosedive as the team transitioned to freshman quarterback Max Duggan. Reagor received just 88 targets last year after 131 targets in 2019 while 33% of those 2019 targets were deemed as uncatchable per Pro Football Focus. That was the highest rate for a wideout in this class.
But in context of the miserable TCU passing game, Reagor still accounted for 20.4% of the TCU receptions and 25.0% of their receiving yards. Over his three seasons at TCU, Reagor caught 39.3% of the TCU passing scores. After catching 8-of-28 team passing scores as a freshman, Reagor played for teams that combined for 33 touchdown passes over the next two seasons with he himself accounting for 14 of them.
Reagor also has strong return pedigree, averaging 17.8 yards per punt return and 24.2 yards per kickoff return over his career. At 5’11” and 206 pounds at the combine, Reagor notched an amazing 98th percentile explosion score and a strong 66th percentile speed score.
The Philadelphia receiving corps was oft-injured in 2019, getting just three games out of DeSean Jackson and 10 games from Alshon Jeffery. Jeffery enters 2020 at age-30 with two years remaining on his contract and a hefty $26.1M dead cap hit for this upcoming season. Jackson is 33-years-old and has not played a full season since 2013. A year ago, the team used a second-round pick (57th overall) to select J.J. Arcega-Whiteside. Despite the injuries to the depth chart, Arcega-Whiteside never grasped the offense, catching just 10-of-22 targets for 169 yards and a touchdown.
Getting speed was a necessity. Zach Ertz (135) and Dallas Goedert (87) ranked first and second on the team in targets in 2019. That speaks to the injuries the Eagles had a wide receiver, The Eagles did not need to swerve into another intermediate target and needed a downfield threat. With both Jackson and Jeffery on the wrong side of the age apex and Arcega-Whiteside still with a lot to prove, Reagor fills a need while making an immediate impact on special teams.