Houston Texans: 5 WR options better than Brandin Cooks in 2020 NFL Draft
1. Jalen Reagor, TCU
For this final player spotlight, the Houston Texans’ draft in the second round could have even had a home-state player in TCU’s Jalen Reagor. In his three seasons with the Horned Frogs, Reagor should have been one of the targets of their draft experts.
The 2020 NFL Draft could have seen the Texans select Reagor with most likely the 40th overall pick, and then they could have used the 57th pick to work on the edge pass rush or vice versa. Instead, the Texans will probably see Reagor — who just had his mobile Pro Day workout — join another team.
Reagor’s senior season included 12 games where the junior ended the year with 43 receptions for 611 yards, five touchdowns, all while averaging 14.2 yards per reception. His sophomore season of ’18 included 13 games with 72 receptions for 1,061 yards, 14.7 yards per reception and nine touchdowns.
Those two seasons, a 4.47 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine, plus a 42-inch vertical jump just really draws the interest toward Reagor.
The Texans draft might not include any of the wide receivers mentioned anymore, but they cost themselves a valuable player in this draft. It will be interesting to see what direction the Texans travel when the second day of the 2020 NFL Draft takes place, but most likely it won’t be a wide receiver.