The 2020 NFL Draft will be a great event for teams to start building for their future and The Game Haus will be doing scouting reports on some of the top prospects. Here is the Jalen Reagor 2020 NFL Draft profile.
Position: Wide Receiver
Size: 5-foot-11, 195 pounds
2019 stats: 43 receptions, 611 receiving yards, five touchdowns, 89 rushing yards, one kick off return touchdown
After initially committing to different Big 12 schools, Reagor finally decided to go to TCU for his college career. He has been the best athlete on the team for three seasons now and has molded himself into a good draft prospect.
Reagor was the team’s leading receiver as a freshman with 576 receiving yards and eight touchdown receptions. They were able to beat Stanford in the Alamo Bowl following the season. As a sophomore, Reagor had 72 receptions for 1,061 yards and was named Second Team All-Big 12 for his play. TCU broke in a new quarterback for Reagor’s junior season, so he was only able to total 643 receiving yards and the team failed to get six wins.
With TCU not making a bowl game, Reagor decided not to go back to school for his senior season. He will now have a head start on NFL Draft preparation, where he should be selected in the first few rounds.
Reagor is one of the most athletic players in the entire draft class. He is quick, fast and can jump high. This helps him get open a lot, but also helps him once the ball in his hands. His athleticism won’t be the best on the field in the NFL, but he will be able to win matchups because of it.
He is dynamic when he has the ball in his hands. TCU ran plenty of screen plays and short routes, just to get Reagor open in space. Once he got the ball he was able to make defenders miss with his speed and agility. Reagor is a threat to score any time he touches the ball, which is why TCU also used him as a kick and punt returner.
Defenses will be afraid to be beat deep when Reagor is on the field. His speed makes him a viable downfield target. He can change speeds and do double moves to ensure that he can get open deep. Reagor could take the top off a defense. His ability to make plays down the field should open up his offense for more underneath throws.
He will have to add to his play strength at the next level. Corners at the next level will be able to jam him at the line of scrimmage, which will totally throw him off his routes. He won’t want to add so much muscle that it slows him down, but adding a little more will make him a more complete receiver.
Reagor can run good routes, including being deadly with double-moves, but he isn’t the most refined route runner. Some of his routes could be crisper. He also didn’t run a full route-tree in TCU’s offense. If he works on this, he can be a good route runner because of his ability to change speeds, but he isn’t quite there yet.
Cathing passes has been an issue for Reagor. He isn’t the biggest receiver, so his catch radius is limited, although his jumping ability helps a little bit. Reagor did have some trouble with focus drops at TCU that will need to be cleaned up. He has the ability to make contested catches, but does lose some battles he probably should win too.
Projected Draft Range: First round-Third round
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