New York Jets Select – Trevor Reilly Linebacker Utah

With the 233th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft the New York Jets selected Trevor Reilly, Linebacker, Utah. 

The New York Jets selected their third linebacker of the day in Utah’s Trevor Reilly, a late round steal.

Combine Numbers

  • Height: 6’5″
  • Weight: 245 lbs
  • Bench: 26 reps

Pros

A linebacker with a solid build perfect for defending the run. “Country Strong.” A high energy player that is constantly around the ball. Disruptive, with an advanced array of pass rush moves. Reilly is good at disrupting the tight end at the line and is impressive in coverage. He vocally and physically sets the tone on defense and allows those around him to excel.

Cons

Though he is athletic for his size, he is limited and stiff in his lateral movements. Has durability concerns, already had arthroscopic knee surgery. Will be 26 years old at the start of the season and may not have a long career.

Conclusion

Reilly most likely fell into the seventh due to his age, level of competition, and injury concerns. However, his attitude, production, and physical ability should have seen him go much higher. Reilly has a chance to come in an compete with fellow rookie Ik Enemkpali for a primary back up role. Quinton Coples, Calvin Pace, Antwan Barnes, and Garrett McIntyre will compose the top of the depth chart with Jermaine Cunningham, Enemkpali, and Reilly fighting for the scraps. The most effective special teamer of the bunch will likely get the nod.

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Author: Cole Patterson

Cole has attended American University in Washington DC and is currently completing a double major in history and global communications at Ramapo College in Northern NJ. He has served as an NFL Analyst for a local DC radio show, Fanatic Radio. He lives and dies with the New York Jets. Cole will help lead Jets coverage and analysis.