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Instant Analysis: TCU’s Jalen Reagor Drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles

The TCU burner is now an Eagle.

NFL Combine - Day 3 Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

One of the best receivers in TCU history is off the board in the NFL Draft. Jalen Reagor was taken with the 21st overall pick in the first round by the Philadelphia Eagles. Reagor is the first Horned Frog taken in the 202 draft, and his selection makes it the second consecutive year TCU has had a first round draft pick (L.J. Collier, 2019).

Reagor finished his career at TCU in the top 10 in every major receiving category, with the second most receiving touchdowns (22) in TCU history. As Melissa mentioned in her breakdown of Reagor’s career, “His performance at the NFL Combine was surprising; anyone who watched him play in college knows he can fly, but his 4.47 40 had scouts scratching their heads in Indy. That led to requests for an at-home “pro day” by several franchises, which showed Reag fly to the tune of a hand-timed 4.22. Frankly, it was more believable than his “slow” times in Indy.”

Reagor joins a locker room that definitely needs reinforcements at wide receiver. The aging DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffreys, and J.J. Arcega Whiteside have proven to not be consistent targets for Carson Wentz.

Reagor provides the ability to tear the top off a defense, and is flexible enough to play both out wide and in the slot.

Here’s what’s Lance Zierlein has to say about Reagor:

“Spotty quarterback play helped cause a production drop, but his focus and competitiveness also seemed spotty at times. Reagor is a smooth athlete with blazing speed who has more playmaking talent than receiver skill and play-callers need to account for that when determining how to utilize him. He’s electric with the ball in his hands so getting it to him quickly rather than asking him to consistently make plays for himself as a ball-winner could be crucial. When 2019 is balanced against his 2018, the grade and projection begin to climb with a versatile receiver who’s able to spice the offensive gumbo.”

Congrats Jalen!!!