New Orleans Saints: 5 receivers to target in the 2020 NFL Draft

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Jalen Reagor

Reagor is one of the most interesting wide receiver prospects for this year’s draft class.

He has been listed as a top 10 picks according to some boards and has fallen to the second round in some others. The reason for this great disparity comes down to two factors: Reagor’s size and speed.

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Unlike most modern receivers, Reagor is below six feet tall. He is listed as 5-foot-11, but his shorter stature is insignificant when he blows by defenders with his 4.35 40-yard dash speed.

He is almost reminiscent of Marquise Brown, who was the first receiver taken in last year’s draft. His catch radius is smaller and his hands aren’t perfect, as shown by some dropped easy passes on film, but if you’re looking for a speedster in the slot then Reagor is perfect.

Some might degrade his draft stock because he didn’t post as spectacular numbers as some of the other receivers in his class, but much of that could be attributed to his quarterback rather than him.

In total, Reagor hauled in 43 catches for 611 yards and five touchdowns, but those numbers could easily crack 1,000 yards if he had a quarterback that matched his skill.

Selecting Reagor could be seen as a risk by some, but some skeptics said similar things about Tyreek Hill when he entered the league.

Hill already possessed the speed and became a better receiver as time went on. If Reagor could duplicate even some of that improvement and production, then he would be considered a successful gamble.