4 Philadelphia Eagles whose stock has fallen ahead of Week 11
Eagles wide receiver Jalen Reagor
This doesn’t seem to be working. For the emotional health of an entire fan base, Jalen Reagor needs to begin making plays and doing so consistently.
If the Eagles’ wide receiver depth chart was determined by a race, both figurative and literal, Number 18 would literally run past the field. He ran a 4.47 40-yard dash during the 2020 NFL Scouting Combine and hasn’t lost any steps since then.
What’s been disappointing and the reason Quez Watkins and DeVonta Smith are lapping him in all of the other measurable categories is this. It’s the other parts of Reagor’s game that irritate us.
He never seems prepared for game day or to be on the field. Philadelphia desperately wants him to be their punt returner, but outside of a return that went for six versus the Green Bay Packers a season ago, he hasn’t done much to prove that he deserves the job.
The Eagles, far too often, have to manufacture ways other than simply targeting Reagor to get the ball into his hands. That shouldn’t happen with Smith on the other side of the formation and Dallas Goedert drawing attention underneath.
Jalen has learned that it won’t be that often that he runs free in the other team’s secondary, and he’s struggling as a result. He has to take the next step. For a man that was taken in the first round, he doesn’t have any other choice but to be productive.