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Commanders should monitor Jalen Reagor

The Philadelphia Eagles selected Jalen Reagor with the No. 21 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Two years later, they traded him to the Minnesota Vikings. Sounds even more like Kadarius Toney, doesn’t it?

Reagor has not been good, but what makes his status seem even worse is that with the pick after, the Vikings took this LSU wideout named Justin Jefferson. And if you want to really rub it in, the next three receivers after that were Brandon Aiyuk, Tee Higgins, and Michael Pittman.

I feel like pointing this out since the Eagles seem to have rebounded rather nicely from what was a disaster.

Unlike Toney, who showed life upon his arrival in Kansas City, Reagor did nothing in Minnesota last season. Like the Seattle Seahawks, the Vikings took a wide receiver in Round No. 1 of the draft.

Jordan Addison should start alongside Jefferson, with K.J. Osborn maintaining the third spot. Veteran special teamer Brandon Powell and intriguing undrafted free agent Malik Knowles could well take roster spots, and Reagor may not even be the best receiver named Jalen on the team, with Jalen Nailor arguably more productive.

So again, why do the Washington Commanders want a guy like this?

There was a reason Reagor was valued coming out of college. He can take the top off the defense. His straight-line speed is no better than a lot of Z receivers, but in college, he played faster than his 40-time suggested.

Reagor was explosive. He was also a good kick returner, but I don’t know if he will ever be able to do that at an NFL level. But he can get deep, and with the ball in his hands, he is still dangerous.