PFF Ranks Situations for 2020 Rookie Wide Receivers
This years loaded rookie wide receiver class have all found homes, with six wide outs drafted in the first round, plus the top two picks of Round 2 were receivers.
So which ones landed in the best situation?
The website PFF ranked the best rookie wide receiver situations, based on not only individual talent, but their quarterback, the volume of passes they might see, what kind of offense they are play in.
So where did Jalen Reagor land on the list? He was No. 9 right behind Henry Ruggs, the first receiver off the board on draft day.
Reagor gets moved down this list because his path to the field looks the murkiest of any first-rounder. His projection skyrockets if he replaces DeSean Jackson or last year’s second-rounder J.J. Arcega-Whiteside early on, but neither of those are guaranteed at the moment. Usurping the 33-year old Jackson seems a more logical fit from a skillset perspective, but Reagor will still need to prove he’s versatile enough to kick into the slot when need be. He took a grand total of 240 snaps in the slot over the past two seasons for TCU.
This seems to account for the return of DeSean Jackson, and the role that Jackson will have in the Eagles offense taking some big-play chances away from Reagor. While PFF seems to think Reagor might have a murky opportunity to get snaps in the Eagles offense, he should have a big role his rookie season.