Round 2, Pick 43
One of the most exciting things about this year’s draft class is how deep it is at the wide receiver position. With the Bears releasing Gabriel, they will need to add another capable body to this group. Already, they have Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller, Riley Ridley and Javon Wims to round out a pretty young receiver room.
Adding Jalen Reagor to that room at pick no. 43 would be a home run. Reagor reminds me a lot of Miller due to the fact that he’s very comfortable working for yards after the catch. He’s plenty fast, running a 4.47 in his 40-yard dash at the Combine. Overall, though, he’s an athlete.
Reagor is deadly on any given down. Any time he touches the football, it could end up being a big play. He’s crafty with the ball in his hands, shifting his feet on a dime if needed. He’s an explosion waiting to happen.
What intrigues me about Reagor in the Matt Nagy offense is his versatility. He can line up just about anywhere, but he’s also ran the ball a career 35 times for an average of 9.3 yards and a couple of scores.
The fact that Reagor would give Nagy another weapon to employ in various ways would make this offense a whole lot more exciting than it was a year ago. I would see Reagor coming right in and becoming the no. 3 guy on the depth chart.