Draftees the Eagles regret ignoring for Jalen Reagor (other than Jefferson)
At the end of the day, Philly needed a WR. They just didn’t need Jalen Reagor.
Just look at some of these names: Justin Jefferson (even though technically we’re supposed to be naming guys other than him), Brandon Aiyuk, Tee Higgins, Michael Pittman Jr., Laviska Shenault, K. J. Hamler, and Chase Claypool.
Now, as you know, Higgins, Pittman, Shenault, Hamler, and Claypool were all second-rounders, ao in that respect, we’re right back to where we are with the Winfield and Diggs arguments. There’s no way that the Eagles should have taken any of those guys that early, right?
Stop for a second, and think about what the Eagles have gotten out of Reagor and what the other guys have given to their respective teams. Who would you rather have on this Eagles team right now? Would you rather have Jalen Reagor or Brandon Aiyuk? Would you rather have Tee Higgins, Chase Claypool, or Jalen Reagor?
That alone settles that. Reagor was clearly the wrong move for Philadelphia. Sadly, they missed a ton of stars by blindly going with him at 21.
Honorable mention: Jonathan Taylor
Sure, the Eagles had Miles Sanders on the roster, but they also had a broken-down Corey Clement. There’s an obvious trepidation with teams when it comes to taking running backs so high, but can you imagine the luxury Jalen Hurts would have had if he could rely on twenty carries from Jonathan Taylor on a week-in and week-out basis?
Tell us you wouldn’t trade Jalen Reagor for Jonathan Taylor right now! That’s right. We didn’t think you’d say no.