Pick 55: Jalen Reagor, Wide Receiver (TCU)
Reagor has been one of the more polarizing wide receiver prospects in what stands to be the most loaded receiver class in the last several years. But as Kiper put it, Reagor was “a touchdown waiting to happen in the Big 12”, thwarted in 2019 by poor quarterback play.
Reagor’s style would certainly make him a useful piece in a Greg Roman offense: it’s easy to picture him running sweeps, thriving on screens, and teaming with Marquise Brown to form a track team at the top of the Baltimore receiving depth chart. The Ravens have also longed for a new go-to kick and punt returner, and Reagor could easily step into that role for the long haul.
Reagor did struggle with drops at times in 2018, which has been my primary concern with him as a prospect, and at 5’11”, he lacks the catch radius of bigger receivers like Denzel Mims, Tee Higgins, and Michael Pittman Jr. At pick 55, Pittman Jr. was still on the board, and certainly has a case to be the pick instead, but Reagor does fit a need. And with a run of receivers going from Pick 30 up through the second round, securing a talented receiver at 55 does make sense.
Still on the board at 55: Michael Pittman Jr., Devin Duvernay, Terrell Lewis, Ashtyn Davis, Marlon Davidson, Malik Harrison, Laviska Shenault, Curtis Weaver