Three NFL stars the Eagles could have drafted instead of Jalen Reagor

Jalen Reagor #18, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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It’s been a few years. How do you feel about the Jalen Reagor selection now?

We all make mistakes. All that matters is that you learn from them and move on, but it’s hard not to get stuck in full-blown Monday Morning quarterback mode sometimes. Admittedly, every time we think about the 2020 NFL Draft, we think about the Philadelphia Eagles‘ decision to draft Jalen Reagor in the first round. These days, from time to time, we can’t help but think about the guys that they passed on by doing so. Then, we go and compare stats.

Feelings change over time. Truthfully, had it not been for Reagor’s selection (and his subsequent failure), Philly wouldn’t have wound up with DeVonta Smith the following year. Smith is a fellow first-rounder who is living up to the high selection, so in some ways, everything worked out.

It’s still interesting to look back from time to time. Whether fair or unfair, Jalen Reagor is linked to other receivers in his draft class. Three more impressive options could have become Eagles when Philly was on the clock with the 21st pick.

Many experts gave Reagor second-round grades. They believe Philly reached by taking him in Round 1. We all know how things ended.

The former TCU wideout never lived up to first-round hype. He accounted for 694 receiving yards with three touchdowns in two seasons with the Birds. He also fumbled four times. Two were recovered by the guys in the wrong-lored jerseys.

Reagor may not be in Philly anymore, but it’s hard not to think about the guys the Eagles ignored by selecting him. Here’s the story of three more talented wideouts.