The Jalen Reagor hype machine is growing and with each passing day the former TCU star’s importance to the Eagles 2020 season grows.
The Eagles enter the 2020 season with huge expectations and Reagor’s expectations have shot through the roof since the NFL Draft ended. With DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery both returning from injury, the Eagles will need Reagor to hit the ground running.
Pro Football Focus recently broke down what all 32 NFL teams need to see from their rookie class and explosive plays from Reagor was on the list for Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES: JALEN REAGOR MAKES THE EAGLES’ OFFENSE MORE EXPLOSIVE
By the end of the season, the number of injuries that had mounted at wide receiver for the Eagles was almost comical — unless, of course, your name is Carson Wentz. A running back (Miles Sanders) led the team with 165 receiving yards on passes 20 or more yards downfield. Desean Jackson (who ran all of 38 routes all season) nearly matched that total, as well. After Jackson went down with injury, Philadelphia really didn’t have anyone who could challenge defenses deep.
Reagor won’t only fill that deep threat role in 2020. He’ll also have a good chance of being the team’s top wide receiver in production by the end of the season. Don’t let the limited production in 2019 fool you; TCU quarterbacks notched the fourth-lowest rate of accurate passes of any Power Five program on the year. Reagor is faster than his 40-yard dash time at the combine, and he is as explosive as they come. That athleticism, combined with a willingness to attack the ball in contested catch situations, makes him the top deep threat in the class. Philadelphia will hope that a Reagor/Jackson pairing out wide will lead to significantly more big plays on offense this year.
Reagor’s presence on the field alone should open things up for Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert. If the Eagles can get a healthy DeSean Jackson and improved JJ Arcega-Whiteside to pair with Reagor, the Birds could have one of the most dynamic offenses in football.
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