Jalen Reagor, wide receiver
Remember that thing that we were just saying about draft positioning, stock, and expectations? Yep! You can’t have a conversation about Jalen Reagor without seeing those topics trickle their way into the discussion.
Coming out of the collegiate ranks, some may disagree about the order. Here’s a pretty fair synopsis of where we were almost two years ago (if memory serves correctly).
Most scouts and NFL pundits placed guys like Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III, CeeDee Lamb, and Justin Jefferson at the top of their draft board. Guys like Tee Higgins, Chase Claypool, Brandon Aiyuk, and Jalen Reagor were all mentioned in the muddle of guys that we thought might be taken somewhere between the end of Round 1 and the early stages of Round 3.
We all know how that worked out. We know where Reagor was taken. We know who took him and who the Minnesota Vikings took one pick later. There isn’t any fan that can’t relate to terms like buyer’s remorse when you think of Philadelphia’s decision.
It’s been almost two full seasons. This Jalen Reagor thing isn’t working out. Words like ‘bust’ are beginning to be used with more frequency.
Even if you are a fan or you’re still hoping that you are wrong in any negative analysis that you have about this guy (which we are), it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find reasons to defend what he’s doing or how he’s producing on game days.
Too much stock was placed in this guy. He HAS to be better.