(Editor's Note: While the start of the 2020 NFL Draft isn't until April 23, it's never too early to profile some of the key participants. The staff of DallasCowboys.com intends to preview the landscape of the draft's top prospects, with an emphasis on possible Cowboys draft picks – from the first round to the last. Today's featured player is TCU wide receiver Jalen Reagor.)
- Name: Jalen Reagor
- Position: WR
- College: TCU
- Honors: All-American as a junior last season; two-time second-team All-Big 12 selection (2018-19).
- Key Stat: Reagor led the Horned Frogs in receiving the last two years, and last season he was one of two players in the entire FBS with two punt return touchdowns.
Where He's Projected:
Most draft observers believe Reagor could sneak into the back half of the first round and should go off the board no later than the second round. That's high praise given the overall strength of this year's receiver class. Reagor's 4.47 40-yard dash time at the Combine was not reflective of the game speed he showed at the college level, but his 42-inch vertical leap was second-best among all receivers in Indianapolis that week. Reagor posted only 43 catches for TCU last season, but according to Pro Football Focus, he saw a catchable pass on only 61.4 percent of the balls thrown his way. Inconsistent quarterback play was an issue for the Horned Frogs last season. That shouldn't hurt Reagor's draft stock. He's still considered among the best wideout prospects.
How He Helps The Cowboys:
Cowboys fans might be familiar with Reagor's career. He attended high school in Waxahachie, Texas, about 50 miles south of the Star in Frisco, and starred at TCU in nearby Fort Worth. His father Montae played defensive tackle in the NFL for nine years and was a member of the 2006 Super Bowl champion Colts. Given the Cowboys' apparent depth needs on defense, it remains to be seen where receiver ranks on their priority list. But they do have an opening for their third receiver job now that Randall Cobb is headed to the Texans. And Tavon Austin, last year's primary punt returner, has not been re-signed. Reagor can help in both areas. He ranked second in the country with a 20.8-yard punt return average last year. On offense, TCU utilized Reagor's speed and elusiveness in the slot and outside, on jet sweeps and flares, and with the deep passing game. He has a dynamic skill set that can impact the game in multiple ways.