PLAYER PROFILE: Jalen Reagor, WR, TCU

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JALEN REAGOR

HEIGHT/WEIGHT/AGE

5-foot-11
205 pounds
21 years old

BIG PICTURE

Jalen Reagor was a track star in high school and put that speed to use at TCU. Named the Big 12 Co-Offensive Freshman of the Year in 2017, then peaked as a sophomore with over 1,000 yards receiving, nine receiving touchdowns and another two on the ground. He’s a dynamic return man with better than a 20-yard punt return average as a junior with a pair of scores. Reagor struggled to make an impact last year, however, with an iffy quarterback situation, but his athleticism gives him plenty of upside.

COMBINE NOTABLES

4.47 40-yard dash
17 bench reps (T-7th)
42-inch vertical (T-2nd)
138-inch broad jump (2nd)
7.31 3-cone drill (T-3rd worst)
4.46 20-yard shuttle

VIKINGS COMPATIBILITY RANKING

4.5 out of 5. Reagor’s resume is a little tougher to parse through because of quarterback issues at TCU and a combine performance that didn’t reflect his alleged speed, but he’ll still be in consideration in the first round for a Vikings team that needs explosive playmakers at receiver.

HIGHLIGHTS
WHAT DRAFT EXPERTS SAY

Lance Zierlein, NFL.com: “Spotty quarterback play helped cause a production drop, but his focus and competitiveness also seemed spotty at times. Reagor is a smooth athlete with blazing speed who has more playmaking talent than receiver skill and play-callers need to account for that when determining how to utilize him. He’s electric with the ball in his hands so getting it to him quickly rather than asking him to consistently make plays for himself as a ball-winner could be crucial. When 2019 is balanced against his 2018, the grade and projection begin to climb with a versatile receiver who’s able to spice the offensive gumbo.”

Jordan Reid, Draft Network:Jalen Reagor is as electric as they come. Because of the explosive dynamic that comes with his skill set, he has been able to find frequent success during his career. The factor that has hampered him though is his catch inconsistencies. Playing mostly on the right side of formations, lining up in alternate areas will be another adjustment for Reagor. Being placed there and wins from the slot weren’t frequent, but could be another area that he adds to his toolbox. Already a crisp route-runner, but there are still minor details that he needs to tweak, specifically on in-breaking routes. Due to his explosive play ability, Reagor will be a mainstay in an offense, but while fine tuning his route work, he will be an instant hit as a returner.”

WHAT PFF SAYS

Dealt with fourth-worst ball placement in FBS last year
79.4 overall grade as sophomore (best of career)
Took majority of snaps on right side of formation

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