Eagles Make Bold Move and Select WR Jalen Reagor With Justin Jefferson Still Available

The Philadelphia Eagles drafted WR Jalen Reagor.
The Philadelphia Eagles drafted WR Jalen Reagor. / John E. Moore III/Getty Images

The Philadelphia Eagles entered the 2020 NFL Draft desperately needing help at wide receiver.

The team was on the clock at No. 21 overall and LSU's Justin Jefferson remained on the board. Jefferson had 1,540 yards and 18 touchdowns last season and seemed like the obvious pick ... until Philly drafted TCU's Jalen Reagor instead.

The replies to the above tweet show some rather angry Eagles fans who were expecting to hear Jefferson's name called. Reagor only had 43 receptions for 611 yards last season with TCU. He stands 5-11, compared to Jefferson's height of 6-1, but clearly the Eagles liked Reagor all along since many scenarios suggested they'd be landing just about every other top receiving prospect.

Jefferson went off the board to the Minnesota Vikings with the very next selection and the career comparison is officially underway. If Reagor isn't a hit in Philadelphia then Eagles fans might actually riot as soon as next season.