Philadelphia Eagles debate table: Was ignoring Justin Jefferson a mistake?

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Are you a Philadelphia Eagles fan that believes Jefferson was a better choice?

Shortly after Justin Jefferson’s selection in 2020’s NFL Draft, he made sure to let the world know that everyone who passed on him would pay. Taken by the Minnesota Vikings just one selection after Philly took Reagor in Round 1, the eyeball test tells us all two things, if we’re being objective and honest.

One, Jefferson looks like the real deal and like he’ll be good for a long time, especially if the Vikings replace Kirk Cousins and find a true franchise quarterback. Second, no one wants to admit to saying this now, but quite a few NFL pundits said that this guy was nothing more than a slot guy at the professional level. Nothing could be further from the truth.

When the curtain closed on Week 6, Jefferson had played in all six games and had started in four, He’s hauled in 28 receptions for 537 yards, and he’s reached the end zone three times. Sure, Reagor has been hurt and that’s reason enough to be jealous of what’s going on in Minneapolis, but Philly’s rookie wideout has five catches for 96 yards on his resume after only appearing in two games.

Though it’s obvious that no one can compare these two fairly until Reagor is back, Reagor’s absence leads to another concern. Does it feel like he isn’t as sturdy as Jefferson? He’s currently on the Eagles injured reserve, and on top of that, he sustained an injury during camp as well. Do you remember? On that one, ’18’ tried to make a tackle after an interception that was thrown during Philly’s ‘dress rehearsal’. Reagor’s durability might become a storyline, but hopefully, it won’t.