Eagles WR listed as one of 10 players under pressure to produce in Year 2
In the first round of last year’s draft, Reagor was drafted to be a jack of all trades type of player for the Eagles. A stagnant offense and injury woes halted Reagor’s production last season, but that doesn’t mean anyone should write him off. Reagor is still a vertical threat with excellent burst out of his breaks and YAC ability with the ball in his hands.
PFF recently released their top 10 NFL players under pressure to perform in Year 2, with Reagor cracking their list:
WR JALEN REAGOR, PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
“Reagor is one of the most unfortunate players on this list because he isn’t just consistently compared to another player from the same school or draft, but he is also inexorably tied to Justin Jefferson, the target for a huge section of Eagles fans who went on to see the team pass on the LSU star in favor of Reagor. The Vikings pounced on Jefferson one pick later, and he of course went on to break the rookie record for receiving yards in a season despite being used sparingly in the first two games. Reagor, meanwhile, was injured and ineffective during his rookie year.
The TCU product is too dynamic a player to be as bad as he looked in Year 1, but cast in the shadow of Jefferson’s sheer dominance, he is under real pressure to show that in his sophomore year. The Eagles changed coaching staffs from the one that didn’t seem to know how to fit him into the offense, and he will hope that results in some better opportunities than 12 of his 51 targets being contested by defenders.“
Even for a small receiver, Reagor can high-point the ball and elevate over defenders — he just didn’t have a ton of chances to demonstrate that last season. The return game is also a strength of his, being the first Eagle to return a punt for a TD in five years last season. With opposing top corners likely shadowing DeVonta Smith in the future, Reagor should command less attention and have ample big-play opportunities.
Reagor ended his rookie season with 31 receptions for 396 TDs and a touchdown.
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