Draftees the Eagles regret ignoring for Jalen Reagor (other than Jefferson)

Jalen Reagor #18, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
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Trevon Diggs #7, Dallas Cowboys (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) /

. . . Trevon Diggs, Cowboys. 2. player. 123

And to think… The Eagles could have had Trevon Diggs instead of Jalen Reagor.

Once upon a time, the San Francisco 49ers could have taken Aaron Rodgers with the first-overall selection in the 2005 NFL Draft. They went with Alex Smith. You know how that decision worked out for both teams.

To make matters worse, the Minnesota Vikings could have taken Rodgers at 18. They went with a defensive end instead, Erasmus James. Ever since that day, they’ve, more often than not, had to watch Rodgers discount double-check them as they’ve no doubt thought about what could have been for 12 years and running.

The Eagles’ roster envy that they feel when they look at the Cowboys isn’t quite at that same level, but it stings when you look at CeeDee Lamb in Dallas’ jersey and you marvel at what he’s doing. It also sucks to see that Trevon Diggs, in his second season, has mastered the NFL game.

Like Winfield, Diggs was a second-rounder, so you can argue that selecting them so high would have been a reach at the time, but knowing what we know now, is that accurate?

Was Diggs a second-rounder or was he a clear first-round talent that everyone analyzed incorrectly? Here’s what we all can agree on even if we disagree on the answer to that question.

Dallas has found a top-tier cornerback that they can rely on for ten years. The Eagles missed on Reagor and they’re still looking for that type of young cornerback talent for their own stable. If life came with a reset button and if we could go back and know what we know now, this might be the pick instead of Jalen Reagor for the Eagles at 21 if they still, for whatever reason, were to ignore Justin Jefferson.