Eagles roster watch: 3 Reasonable expectations for Jalen Reagor’s season

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It shouldn’t be difficult for Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor to duplicate much of what we saw from Miles Sanders in 2019 during the rookie’s first season in 2020.

Now, that you’ve completely calmed down from the shock that came with Jalen Reagor‘s selection in Round 1 of the 2020 NFL Draft and the Philadelphia Eagles first foray into laying the groundwork to become professional football’s “quarterback factory”, you’ve probably found your way over to YouTube to check out a few highlights on the 21st-overall selection.

Yes, Reagor looks the part on film, but what are we to make of everything we’ve seen? Will any of that translate to the NFL? What about the fact that Reagor’s playing a lot of Big 12 defenses in those highlights? Clearly, he’s overhyped, right? After all, we all know that no one plays defense in the Big 12.

Here’s what you missed while you were arguing that point and praying Philly would trade up and wiggle their way into a position to take CeeDee Lamb (if you were on that bandwagon).

The Dallas Cowboys rookie played for the Oklahoma Sooners, which meant he played in the Big 12 too. Why are some of you totally convinced that Lamb will be a star but Reagor’s destined to be a disappointment? The “level of competition” argument makes no sense unless you apply it to both parties. Even still, regardless of where you are in your theories about how good Philly’s rookie will be, there’s something we can guarantee.

He’ll have plenty of opportunities to prove he’s the real deal, much like what we saw from running back Miles Sanders in his first season as a professional. With that being said, here are three realistic expectations for Year 1.

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