2020 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Jalen Reagor







  • Jalen Reagor, 5-11/206

  • Wide Receiver

  • TCU


  • Jalen Reagor Scouting Report
    By Charlie Campbell

    Strengths:
  • Elite speed
  • Extremely fast
  • Rare speed and explosiveness
  • Play-maker
  • Home run hitter
  • Forces teams to keep a safety deep
  • Impacts game plans
  • Quick release off of the line
  • First-step quickness
  • Stretches the defense
  • Explosive out of cuts
  • Threat to score on any touch
  • Sudden out of breaks
  • Creates separation with his pure speed
  • Can defeat double teams
  • Good athleticism
  • Position himself well to make catches
  • Dangerous returner on special teams
  • Potential to be one of the most potent speed receivers in the NFL




  • Weaknesses:
  • Shorter than ideal
  • Needs a lot of coaching on route running
  • Can have minor bouts of drops
  • Not a big catch radius
  • Not a receiver to win 50-50 passes


  • Summary: Reagor was one of the most dangerous receivers in college football over the past three years. In 2017 as a sophomore, he showed the ability to put points on the board, scoring eight times in only 33 catches for 576 yards and eight scores. He was even better in 2018, making 72 receptions for 1,061 yards with nine touchdowns.

    In 2019, Reagor notched 43 catches for 611 yards and five touchdowns while also providing big plays as a punt returner. He burned cornerbacks and got open deep downfield for long touchdown receptions, but TCU's terrible quarterback play missed him constantly. With a competent quarterback, Reagor would be have had a massive season with a lot of long touchdowns.

    Reagor is a speed demon who is a true home run hitter with mismatch speed. The ultra fast wideout can take the top off of a defense and is a threat to score anytime he touches the ball, similar to DeSean Jackson, Marquise 'Hollywood' Brown or Will Fuller. Reagor uses his speed to create separation and shows a nice ability to track the ball downfield. For a speed receiver who lacks size, he looks comfortable with defenders around him and does not seem to get afraid of hits coming his direction. Even though Reagor isn't a big receiver, he does a nice job of positioning himself to make contested catches.

    Team sources say Reagor has no clue how to run a route and will need to be coached up on that. He has above average hands for a smaller speed receiver, but drops passes once in awhile. While being a dangerous receiver, Reagor also brings added value on special teams because he could be a dynamic returner in the NFL.

    Reagor is worthy of being a late first-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, but he probably will get selected in the second round. He could be a game-changing receiver as a pro.



    Player Comparison: Marquise "Hollywood" Brown. Reagor reminds me of a thicker version of Hollywood Brown, who just had a good year for the Ravens. Both are big-play threats with elite speed.





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