Young wide receiver bust?
The Philadelphia Eagles are anything but happy with WR Jalen Reagor. While he has gotten two-thirds of the offensive snaps, he has delivered next to nothing for the team. In 28 games, he’s caught 64 of 111 passes for 695 yards and three touchdowns. That’s only been good enough for a career 57.7 percent catch rate. So why would the Rams have any interest?
It was not so long ago that the Rams had a similar challenge with WR Josh Reynolds, a young receiver whose first three seasons were no better than a 50 percent catch rate. But in year four, he improved his production dramatically. Now, Reagor is a 5-foot-11, 197-pound speedster who the Rams could use in a variety of ways.
Try to trade Tutu?
The only problem is the fact that the team has its own problems trying to squeeze the round peg of young WR Tutu Atwell into the square hole of the team’s needs. So kill two birds with one stone? While the Rams did not see much from Atwell in 2021, is there truly a significant upside from what the team did see before his injury?
Reagor may not be a 1000 yard receiver yet, but he is an experienced veteran at both kick returns and punt returns. He runs a 4.47-second 40-yard dash. And he is in desperate need of a change of scenery. Can the Rams and Eagles turn two wrongs into two rights? I think that a package of Tutu Atwell plus a conditional 2023 sixth-round pick is enough to acquire Jalen Reagor, and the Rams can immediately place Reagor into the return mix while the team awaits his ability to catch passes to improve.
Proposed asking price: 2022 fifth-round pick
Rams should offer: Tutu Atwell plus 2023 conditional sixth-round pick
Now, what about adding a versatile offensive lineman?