This Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver is unproven yet immensely talented.
Drafting a first-year running back isn’t uncommon in Fantasy football. Drafting a rookie wide receivers always carries a risk. tailbacks are kind of plug-and-play guys while it can take wideouts a while to get acquainted with the complexities of the pro game.
Young wide receivers can have a difficult time coming out of the gate. In an instant, they go from vanilla playbooks to ones that are thicker than the Yellow Pages (if those still exist). The physical prowess that they got by on in college isn’t enough for an ultra-competitive NFL. Don’t be surprised if Jalen Reagor has to go through the same kind of adjustment and taking his share of bumps and bruises.
It’s always better to draft wide receivers with the proven records, but some rookies deserve consideration as well. That may not be true for the earlier portions of the draft, but he could provide some value later.
Early indications are Reagor has been solid in camp. Seemingly, there isn’t much evidence that he won’t be starting day one versus the Washington Football Team or, at minimum, contributing substantially as a reserve.
Reagor is definitely hit-or-miss. A one or two catch game isn’t out of the realm of possibility. Neither is a game with two touchdown bombs. That isn’t to say the TCU standout is a number-one option, but as a flex pick that could help in the return game, he’s someone that should get his name call in your respective drafts.