NFL Draft: Eagles select Jalen Reagor over Justin Jefferson, 3 thoughts

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1. Let’s look at some numbers.

Here’s your tale of the tape.

Many had Jefferson ranked higher than Reagor, but is that an accurate assessment? Jefferson was a late bloomer who caught a total of 54 passes in his first two seasons. That resulted in 875 yards and six scores.

That isn’t too shabby, but the reason he got first-round grades after the close of the 2019-2020 season was the role he played in helping the LSU Tigers raise the College Football Playoff National Championship Trophy.

In his final season with the “Bayou Bengals”, he tallied 111 snags for 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns. Meanwhile, Reagor was a little more consistent for Texas Christian, and he produced some nice numbers of his own.

He racked up 33 catches for 576 yards and eight touchdowns as a freshman, another 72 catches for 1,061 yards and nine scores as a sophomore, and 43 receptions for 611 yards and five touchdowns as a junior.

It appears that Reagor’s production outweighs Jefferson’s, but does that make him the right selection for this team? Let’s see what the experts say.