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Report: Colts Among Teams that Have Expressed ‘Steady Interest’ in TCU Wideout Jalen Reagor

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According to The Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson, the Indianapolis Colts are among the teams that have expressed ‘steady interest’ in TCU wide receiver Jalen Reagor:

The junior wideout caught 43 receptions for 611 receiving yards (14.2 ypr. avg.) and 5 touchdown receptions in 12 starts this past season—earning 2nd-Team All-Big 12 honors for a consecutive season.

His numbers were limited by shaky starting quarterback play with the Horned Frogs, as per Pro Football Focus, Reagor saw a catchable pass on just 61.4% of his targets—which ranked 118th among 120 wideouts.

Of course, Reagor is the son of former Colts Super Bowl Champion defensive tackle Montae Reagor—although he’s traded in his father’s size and strength for speed and agility.

At 5’11”, 206 pounds, Reagor ran a 4.47 forty time, had a 42.0 inch vertical, and posted a broad jump of 138.0 inches at the NFL Combine.

While he didn’t run as fast as projected, it may have been a byproduct of trying to bulk up too much for his weigh in—as he plays much faster on the field:

Those measurables helped give the younger Reagor a SPARQ rating in the 93.3% NFL percentile (good for 5th best in his wide receiver draft class):

Reagor is the type of blazing fast wide receiver, who can consistently separate and take the top off of any defense vertically—as well as any short pass catch ‘to the house’, if opposing secondaries aren’t careful in their pursuit:

He’s also a nuanced route runner, who can fight for highly contested catches. His versatility allows him to line up at wide receiver all over the field—including running the football on jet sweeps. He also can add value as a standout special teams returnman

However, Reagor’s concentration can lapse at times catching the football and with his overall ball security. His lack of focus can also lead to unfinished routes—although some of that may have been in frustration from his lackluster quarterback play.

While he plays bigger than his size and can go up and get the football—displaying excellent ball skills, he’s also not going to be a wideout who consistently outmuscles or boxes out opposing cornerbacks like bigger bodied wide receivers otherwise would.

Here’s what other draft experts are saying on Reagor:

The Colts are widely expected to select a wide receiver with either the 34th or 44th overall picks in the early second round of the draft, and it’s possible Reagor could still be on the board for either or both of their picks.

Reagor would present an electrifying wideout to pair on the other side of Pro Bowler T.Y. Hilton along the outside—who can attack defenses vertically or as an explosive weapon after the catch.

While he’s not the big bodied wideout that many Colts fans covet, Reagor’s a bonafide playmaker, who makes a whole lot of sense for Indianapolis come draft day.