By Marc Lawrence – Wide receiver was priority number one for Philadelphia entering the draft, and it was a mission accomplished by picking up TCU WR Jalen Reagor in Round 1. He is an explosive athlete by nature who fills a gargantuan void, and that becomes clear when he has the ball in his hands. Over the past two years Reagor generated an explosive play of 15-plus yards on 51.6% of his catches, the second-highest rate in college football and nearly 20 percentage points above the FBS average. With that athleticism, Reagor constantly gets behind defenses … Philly threw everyone for a loop by taking QB Jalen Hurts 53rd overall, but we really like the pick despite Carson Wentz manning the helm. It’s no secret that Wentz has had his fair share of injuries in the NFL, and the Eagles need a reliable backup as a result of that. Hurts was 39-4 as a starter at Alabama and Oklahoma … For more on the Eagles’ draft and a composite review of their grade from 4 of the nation’s leading football authorities, click here.
Everybody wonders whether we are we going to ever see sports anytime soon? Sure, we’re getting sneak peeks and glimpses of made for television events while being force fed Korean baseball, the UCF and a daily dose of horse racing (I’ll take door number 3, Alex). But remember, we went though a pandemic in early 1900’s and the world refused to stop. The picture below of fans attending a Georgia Tech football game during the 1918 pandemic shows how sports went on. We’re likely to see more scenes like this sooner than later…
Grinding Out The Profits
From the 2020 PLAYBOOK Football Preview Guide magazine: The Detroit Lions, LA Chargers, and Washington Redskins were all egged in division play last season, going 0-6. And right on cue, compliments of the well-oiled machine, it’s worth noting the NFL teams that went 0-6 in division games the previous season are a trustworthy 100-69-3 ATS in division games the following season since 1999. Remember that this NFL season.