Jalen Reagor: “ Pairing me with D-Jack, I feel like that is going to be a scary combo”
3 May 2020 Eagles News
When the Philadelphia Eagles drafted wide receiver Jalen Reagor in the first round, they not only got an immediate starter, they got speed. And Reagor knows, adding his speed to the roster not only is a boost, it’s a scary combination.
Reagor had this to say about pairing up on offense with veteran wide receiver Desean Jackson. “Pairing me with D-Jack, I feel like that is going to be a scary combo,” Reagor said, I’m just expecting a lot of speed and a lot of wins.”
Coming into this team, Reagor brings with him a lot of success on a team that frankly wasn’t too good. In three seasons he totaled 148 receptions, 2,248 yards and 22 touchdowns. And, not only did he do that, he was also a big presence in the return game.
People like to label him as a speed wide receiver who’s just a one trick pony. But, if you watch the tape, you know he can do it all. He can line up anywhere and have an impact. What TCU did best with him is find ways to get him the ball. That means they made specific plays and put him in spots to get the ball. When he’s got the ball in his hands, magic occurs.
Another very underrated aspect of Reagor’s game is his ability to high point the ball. He does a very good job of going up to get the ball. Height doesn’t matter when you have jumping ability like that.
Even though Reagor can do it all, the Eagles have severely lacked a vertical threat the past two seasons. So, with him in the offense, it is going to open everything up. There’s no chance every team has the capability to keep up with Reagor and the Eagles offense.
The Eagles definitely accomplished their goal of becoming a lot faster this offseason. The thought of trying to cover Jackson, along with Reagor and a few of the other draft picks is going to be tricky for opposing defense. Carson Wentz is going to have a field day with his new weapons.
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