Weight: 245 LBS
40 Time: 4.66
Broad Jump: 9’9”
225 LB Reps: 26
Projected Round: 3rd-4th
2013-2014 Stats: 100 total tackles, 16.5 tackles for loss, 9.5 sacks, 1 interception, 1 forced fumble
Weaknesses: Reilly may struggle to consistently get by NFL offensive lineman, as he lacks top end strength or speed and is without a go to pass rush move to rely on. Reilly also underwent a knee scope on the same knee that he tore his ACL on in 2012. His first step, while playing with his hand on the ground, is a little inconsistent. He is already 26 years old.
Best Case Scenario: Works into rotation at outside linebacker/defensive end and is coached up by Dunbar/Rex into a 7th round steal.
Worst Case Scenario: Can’t beat out Garrett McIntyre as a situational rusher and special teams contributor, doesn’t make 53 man roster.Analysis: I loved the pick of Reilly in the 7th round. Anytime you can get a 3rd – 5th round prospect in the 7th, especially with no character concerns, you do it. I think he’s a guy that can come in and contribute right away on special teams and as a situational player. He showed that he can consistently rush the passer and get into the backfield to cause disruption. His versatility, especially with playing ILB, could allow Rex to use him in formations with Demario Davis because of their speed. A formation of Reilly, Antwan Barnes, Coples, and Davis would showcase the fastest group of linebackers Rex has ever had under him. I think he makes the 53 man roster easily and develops into a contributor for the Jets.