Long-Shot Bet Pays Off With Eagles Selecting Jalen Reagor
It's no surprise that the Philadelphia Eagles took a wide receiver with their first pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. On FanDuel Sportsbook, they were -195 favorites to address the position in the first round.
The receiver they did take was a surprise though. Justin Jefferson was a +200 favorite to be the Eagles' pick, but instead they went with TCU's Jalen Reagor.
Reagor was regarded by many as a second-round prospect, and he was a +112 underdog to be selected in the first round at all, compared to a -142 favorite to fall to Day 2.
Those odds are nothing compared to how much of a long-shot he was to go to the Eagles, though. Behind Jefferson, CeeDee Lamb (+450), Denzel Mims (+600), Kenneth Murray (+700) and Henry Ruggs III (+750) rounded out the top five most likely players. Reagor was then a distant number six, at a whopping +950.
That's a huge payout for anyone who predicted the pick, and the landing spot is a good one for Reagor. He should immediately have an opportunity to step in as an every-down starter in an offense that clearly has a major need at the wide receiver position.
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