What We Saw: Round 1 of the NFL Draft
Jalen Reagor, WR, Eagles
Jalen Reagor disappointed a bit at the combine. He ran a 4.47 40-yard dash when people thought he could crack 4.30 and his short shuttle drills disappointed as well showing some mediocre burst. He will fit in nicely in the slot and replace Nelson Agholor. The Eagles use “12” personnel (two tight-ends) more than most teams so Reagor would likely lose snaps in those formations.
He got drafted by the Eagles in round one and that was definitely a need for them. They haven’t had consistent production at receiver in a couple of years but there are still a lot of mouths to feed. As it stands right now he can’t be drafted as more than a WR5 because he is at best the fifth option in the passing game right now. He should provide value in the return game where he excelled in college.
Effect On New Team
I think this is a better real-life pick than a fantasy pick. It will probably move everyone’s target outlook down a bit. He is behind Alshon Jeffrey, DeSean Jackson, Zach Ertz, and Miles Sanders on the target pecking order and will be competing with Dallas Goedert and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside behind them.