Eagles' Jalen Reagor is already earning props from great former NFL wide receivers

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Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor has yet to play a snap in green and white, but he's already caught the eye of an NFL legend.

Chad Ochocinco, the enigmatic former Bengals and Patriots wideout, is a very active Twitter user. (Sometimes too active.) On Monday night he was discussing his favorite wide receivers - and WR duos - in the league, including established studs like Calvin Ridley, Kenny Golladay, Keenan Allen, and Odell Beckham Jr.

And then he took a left turn, and shouted out the rookie Reagor:

Say what you will about Ochocinco: he was one of the best wide receivers in the league for years, so having him in your corner is always a good thing, especially when you have yet to run a single NFL route.

Reagor tweeted that he appreciated the shoutout:

https://twitter.com/jalenreagor/status/1272711172211511296

That's a pretty cool offseason interaction for the rook.

Also, as an aside, I wouldn't mind calling Reagor "The Magician." That's a solid nickname. A little bit of "Now you see him, now you don't" wordplay on his speed. We'll see.

Ochocinco says he's never been wrong about evaluating the next big thing in football:

So Eagles fans should be excited - if they weren't already.

If the NFL preseason begins on time, Reagor will likely make his debut on Aug. 13 in Indianapolis.

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