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Vikings reportedly trade for WR Jalen Reagor, who was taken 1 pick before Justin Jefferson in 2020 draft

MINNEAPOLIS — Wide receiver Jalen Reagor was taken one pick before Justin Jefferson in the 2020 NFL draft, and their careers so far couldn’t be more opposite.

Now that they’re reportedly teammates, maybe Reagor can turn things around. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday the Eagles are trading Reagor to the Vikings for a couple of late round draft picks.

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA – SEPTEMBER 12: Jalen Reagor #18 of the Philadelphia Eagles runs with the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during the second half at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 12, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Jefferson, who the Minnesota Vikings took 22nd overall in 2020, has compiled more receiving yards in his first two years than anyone in NFL history. Entering his third season, he’s already considered among the best pass catchers in the entire league.

Reagor, the 21st overall pick, has just 64 catches, 695 receiving yards and three touchdowns across two seasons. 

With the Vikings’ top three receivers solidified — Jefferson, Adam Thielen and K.J. Osborn — Reagor is purely a depth addition, albeit one with some upside given his age and draft pedigree. The Vikings reportedly sent a seventh round pick in 2023 and a conditional fourth round pick in 2024 to the Eagles, so they didn’t give up much to acquire the 23-year-old receiver.

Reagor played college ball at Texas Christian University, where he compiled 2,248 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns in three years.

Source: CBS Minnesota

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