Jalen Reagor 2020 NFL Draft Profile

Jalen Reagor

Overview
Position: Wide Receiver
Height:
5’11”
Weight: 195 pounds
School: TCU

Combine Performance Data

40-Yard Dash: 4.47 seconds
Vertical jump: 42 inches (tied for second-best at 2020 Combine)
Three-cone drill: 7.31 seconds

Jalen Reagor 2020 NFL Draft Profile

After three productive seasons with TCU, wide receiver Jalen Reagor is officially declaring for the NFL. The Texas native had a down year from a statistical standpoint, recording just 43 receptions on 88 targets for 611 yards and five touchdowns. However, it’s worth noting that TCU had one of the worst quarterback situations in college football last year, and Reagor would have had considerably better numbers with even a pedestrian quarterback under center.

A four-star recruit out of high school, Reagor managed to make an immediate impact as a true freshman. Playing in 467 snaps, the Texas native finished his first season with 33 receptions on 58 targets for 576 yards and eight touchdowns. His 17.5 yards-per-reception spoke to his big-play potential, and he was even better in 2018. As a sophomore, Reagor recorded 71 receptions for 1,040 yards and nine touchdowns in what was probably the best season of his collegiate career.

Just like most of the top wide receivers in the 2020 NFL Draft, Jalen Reagor came out of high school as a multi-sport athlete. The Texas native originally committed to Oklahoma before changing his mind and switching to TCU in January of 2017. Reagor was a track standout in high school, and even held the state record for the long jump (26’-0”)

Strengths

  • Amazing footwork and ability to make people miss in the open field;
  • Dangerous deep threat with a killer double move;
  • Unmatched ability to come to a full stop and change direction;
  • Can get open at every level of the field;
  • Positional versatility to line up in the slot or out wide;
  • Better in contested catch situations than you’d expect from someone of his stature;
  • Has experience as a punt returner and ripped off a few explosive returns.

Weaknesses

  • Production dipped in 2019, although most of that had to do with his quarterback;
  • Mixed results at the NFL Combine;
  • Struggles to get off the line if cornerback gets hands on him;
  • Suffers from the occasional concentration drop;
  • Route tree could use more refinement;
  • Struggles to consistently track off-target deep passes.

NFL Comparison: Percy Harvin

Teams With Need at Position:

Projection: First round

Teams With Need at Position: Buffalo Bills, Denver Broncos, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Las Vegas Raiders, New York Jets, Philadelphia Eagles

Bottom Line on Jalen Reagor

Jalen Reagor isn’t quite on the same level as Jerry Jeudy, Ceedee Lamb, and Henry Ruggs, but he could be the fourth receiver off the board. The TCU product possesses just about everything you want in a wide reciever: he can beat defenses at each level of the field, is dangerous in space, and possesses elite lateral movement ability. His combine wasn’t the best, but his tape speaks loudly enough to mitigate those concerns. Even if he’s not ready to be a starter from Day 1, he can immediately contribute on special teams.

Reagor is great, but there’s a reason he’s not in the same class as the aforementioned trio. He’s better at hauling in contested catches than you’d expect, but it’s still not his strength. Part of this is due to a subpar ability to adjust to deep, off-target passes. Additionally, like most receivers, Reagor could use some work refining the finer aspects of his route tree.

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