The NFL Scouting Combine serves as an opportunity for teams to meet with prospects to get to know them for more than just what they do on the field. The Green Bay Packers were able to meet with TCU wide receiver Jalen Reagor.
“I have talked to the Packers,” Reagor said, via Eric Edholm of Yahoo Sports. “I feel like there is a lot of interest. They seem like they like me. We watched some film. They seem pretty interested.”
While Reagor is a small receiver, he provides a potentially game-changing level of speed to the game. In fact, he even reached a top speed of 22.6 miles per hour during a play last season and is faster than any ball-carriers reached in 2019.
In the NFC Championship Game, it was clear the Packers needed more dynamic receiving threats that can get open against elite defensive San Francisco 49ers. The leading receiver was Davante Adams with nine receptions and 138 yards, but there was little help from the supporting cast.
The idea of adding a receiver with the explosiveness that Reagor possesses to the Packers is an intriguing idea. It could help add more layers to the team’s passing attack and alleviate defensive pressure from Adams.
It seems likely that Reagor will test extremely well in the 40-yard dash and potentially boost his stock out of the Packers’ reach with the No. 30 overall pick. It never hurts to at least do due-diligence in case the opportunity presented itself to select him.
There are no shortage of talented receivers in this draft class that the Packers could select if they were to miss out on Jalen Reagor. This particular receivers class is considered as potentially being better than the historic 2014 NFL Draft that featured Odell Beckham Jr., Mike Evans, and Sammy Watkins to name a few.