Almost one year later, the Philadelphia Eagles selection of Reagor is still baffling.
Okay, no one wants to say it, but it needs to be said. One year after screwing up the D.K. Metcalf versus JJ Arcega-Whiteside thing, the Philadelphia Eagles had a chance to get things right and have a make-up date with the fans. Instead, they found a way to screw everything up and break their hearts again.
It’s still unbelievable in some ways. 2020’s NFL Draft rolled around. The Birds were on the clock, and Justin Jefferson was right there. He was right there! There isn’t an Eagles fan in the Delaware Valley or anywhere else in the world that doesn’t know what happened next.
Philly took Jalen Reagor with the 21st-overall selection. Jefferson landed with the Minnesota Vikings one pick later, and in their first seasons, Reagor hauled in 31 receptions for 396 yards and one touchdown while Jefferson snagged 88 passes for 1,400 yards and seven trips to the end zone.
Another draft approaches, and for the third year in a row, Philly is in need of a true number-one receiver. It’s kind of become a tradition. Nobody should be surprised if they take one in Round 1 or in Round 2. Here are two reasons why that might be the best thing that ever happens for Jalen Reagor.