5 rookies most likely to end up being busts from the 2020 NFL Draft

Jalen Reagor, Eagles, NFL Draft
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2. Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles even surprised their fans by selecting Reagor with the 21st overall pick in the draft. In the process, Philadelphia passed on LSU’s Justin Jefferson and declined to trade up for Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb.

Reagor fits well athletically with the cast of receivers Philadelphia assembled this offseason. The TCU product only ran a 4.47 40-yard dash at the combine, but he ran an unofficial 4.22 at his virtual pro day.

Reagor plays fast in the open field and is shifty in small spaces. He also attacks the ball in the air, showing contested-catch abilities on par with much larger receivers.

However, Reagor is more of a raw athlete than a polished wide receiver. He suffers from mental lapses that lead to dropped passes. Reagor also struggles mightily as a blocker and needs to polish his route running.

Immediately, Reagor projects as a gadget player and potential return man but might never evolve into a true top receiving threat.

Alabama’s Henry Ruggs III, who the Las Vegas Raiders drafted with the 12th overall pick, is another bust candidate to keep an eye on.

While Ruggs didn’t crack the top five, he’s a player who could fail to live up to his draft stock. Ruggs provides incredible versatility, but can he regularly go for over 1,000 yards? If not, then he’s a failed first-round selection.

The New York Jets also took a risk on Baylor’s Denzel Mims with the 59th overall pick. Despite his size and length, Mims loses many contested catches and gets bullied at the line of scrimmage and the top of his routes by smaller defensive backs.