Jalen Reagor: 5-10 5/8, 206
4-star recruit from Waxahachie, Texas who chose TCU over schools such as Alabama and Oklahoma. Jalen is the son of former Colts defensive tackle, Monte Reagor. Reagor was named the Big 12 Co-Offensive Freshman of the year in 2017 and was received TCU’s Dan Rogers Most Valuable Player Award in 2018. Holds the record for most consecutive games with a receiving touchdown in TCU history with 7.
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2019 Stats- 12 games, 43 receptions, 611 receiving yards, 5 receiving touchdowns.
Speed- One of the fastest players with the football in the entire draft class despite what most thought was an underwhelming 40 time in Indy. Impressive acceleration skills both in his route tree and with the football. Easy separator. There’s nuance in his route running that helps him use his speed in and out of cuts to leave defenders flat footed.
YAC ability- Obliterates pursuit angles. Returner background with impressive vision as a ball carrier. Home run hitter who makes chunk plays happen out of thin air. Consistent contributor in the underneath game on screens and jet sweeps.
Vertical receiving ability- Will eat up cushions in a hurry. Does a good job selling vertical routes. Understands leverage and how to create false steps for opposing corners. Like how he explodes in and out of breaks at the top of his routes. Shows the ability to highpoint the football while showing off his ridiculous vertical. Poor QB play took multiple big plays off the board over the course of the season.
Biggest issue with his tape is drops. Has a bad habit of trying to become a ball carrier before securing the catch. Not overly physical, can get swallowed up a bit by the physicality of bigger corners. Route tree is a work in progress. Primarily lined up on the right side of the offense, not much experience in the slot. His speed/agility combine testing did not match his tape.
Reagor projects best as a Z receiver early on where he can be used as a vertically where his speed will be a nightmare for NFL defenses. Offenses would be smart to get him the football underneath on quick throws to showcase both his explosiveness and elusiveness. Would like to see him get reps in the offseason and into the preseason as a slot receiver. As a Junior, he was used more in the punt return game which is something that he will likely be asked to do as a rookie. Following a Sophomore season that was highlighted by an impressive performance against Ohio State’s Jeff Okudah and Damon Arnette, Reagor was unable to produce the same numbers as a Junior. If the drops get cleaned up and he gets put in a system where he can continue to further his development as a route runner, the sky is the limit.
Final Grade: Late First Round
Games Watched: Baylor (2018), Ohio State (2018), Oklahoma State, West Virginia, Texas
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