18 Sep 2020

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Jalen Reagor Scouting Report

BIO:

Former four-star recruit from Waxahachie, Texas, announced himself as a playmaker in 2017, winning Big 12 Co-Offensive Freshman of the Year and leading the Horned Frogs with 33 receptions, 576 receiving yards (17.5 per), and eight touchdowns in 14 games (two starts). He also earned some carries (eight rushes, 65 yards, 8.1 ypc) and returned kicks (four returns, 122 yards, 30.5 average). Reagor was a second-team All-Big 12 selection and TCU’s MVP in 2018, starting 11 of 13 games played and leading his squad in receiving (72 receptions, 1,061 yards, 14.7 average, nine touchdowns) while contributing as a rusher (13 carries, 170 yards, 13.1 ypc, two touchdowns) and returner (12 kick returns, 312 yards, 26.0 average; eight punt returns, 97 yards, 12.1 average). He was a second-team all-conference selection as a receiver (led team with 43 receptions, 611 yards, 14.2 average, five touchdowns in 12 starts) and return specialist (five kick returns, 72 yards, 14.4 average; 15 punt returns, 312 yards, 20.8 average, two touchdowns) in 2019.

COMBINE:

5’11 206lbs

Arms: 31 3/8”

Hands: 9 ½”

40: 4.47

Bench: 17

Vertical: 42” (2nd in WR Group)

Broad: 138” (2nd in WR Group)

3 Cone: 7.31

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.46

PROS:

Good hand size and good build for sub-6’. Well built upper with nicely built lower body with good size. Very good athleticism: speed on film indicates a faster time than he ran at the combine, but the vertical and broad jump are good indicators of the explosiveness he displays on tape. Very good suddenness and explosiveness who does a good job winning the routes off the LOS. Does an exceptional job beating CB’s to their hip and creating separation from there. Does a good job selling routes before sinking his hips and getting in and out of his breaks very quickly to create good separation quickness at the top of the route.  

CONS:

Arms on the shorter side; makes for a smaller catch radius, especially for someone who primarily lined up outside where his size and agility would suggest slot receiver. Adequate hands above his head and below his waist: passes seem to get into his body and does an adequate job of extending his arms and only using his hands to snatch passes. Wasn’t asked to run a lot of routes at TCU, and a lot of targets/production came off screen passes, and simple mesh routes designed to get him open. Adequate competitive toughness; as often as he’s used out of the backfield, or a yard or 2 off the LOS, I’d expect to see someone be more like Deebo Samuel, but I’m just not seeing the physicality or play strength from that. Once free, Reagor doesn’t look to stack Corners; Reagor relies on his play speed to continue to burn DB’s, and at the pro level, that speed differs week to week.   

PROJECTION:

Overall, Reagor has better speed than the 40 time indicates; he possesses great explosiveness and is a good weapon used off the LOS, split out wide, and in most cases, benefits mostly when he’s the split out with half the field to himself. He does a good job taking advantage of 1-on-1 matchups and becomes very difficult to defend if he’s off the LOS. That’s where I trust him the most to win. Out of the slot, and in traffic, Reagor to me, just looks like another guy; a guy that we see in every single draft and someone you can find in the 4th and 5th rounds every year. He lacks the mental makeup to play in the slot and to put himself in the middle of the field. His ability out of the backfield leaves more to be desired too. For as many times as he gets the ball at or behind the LOS, I thought I’d see more physicality, and a tougher runner than what he actually was (hence my initial Deebo comps). Reagor’s fit is with a team who likes the vertical passing game, an offense that likes to spread a defense thin, create 1-on-1 matchups and exploit them with the deep passing game.

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