Jets sign seventh-round pick Trevor Reilly

The Jets have signed their seventh-round pick, linebacker Trevor Reilly, the team announced.

Reilly, 26, had 100 tackles in 12 starts last season for Utah. He had 8.5 sacks and 16 tackles for a loss. Over his college career, he had 20 sacks and 37 tackles for a loss, forcing eight fumbles, and coming up with eight opponents’ turnovers (6 fumbles, 2 interceptions).

He spent two years on a Latter Day Saints mission in Sweden, the team said.


For more on Reilly, read Bent’s analysis of him here

Bent, TheJetsBlog.com

I was initially taken aback to hear that the Jets had started signing their draft picks so soon after the draft, but they actually started signing players on May 9 last year, so it’s in line with team policy. The whole timetable is a bit warped this season because of the later draft, so Reilly gets his deal before rather than after rookie mini-camp.

His deal will be for four years and will total approximately $2.25m.




66 comments
Iain Bartholomew
Iain Bartholomew

I'm a little concerned that this guy believes ancient Jews built boats and sailed to America.

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

I think how fast particular players sign gives you a little insight into their character. Are they team first or Mevis first?

Wilkershakes
Wilkershakes

Has Mauga signed with another team?  I liked his promise but not spilled milk because at the end of the day JAG.  Just wondering.

Marvel
Marvel

I like him, but I still would've took Christian Jones instead... ohwell

Marcus Armstrong
Marcus Armstrong

So I've been watching him lately whenever I have time... I really think he has a good amount of potential. Super versatile. Needs some time in an NFL weight lifting program, though. Likes his speed-to-power move too much considering how weak his upper body is.

tsjc68
tsjc68

WELCOME ABOARD, RATTLESNAKE.

harvlis
harvlis

Can't wait to see him coming off the edge.

WW85
WW85

How does it work with draft picks?  How much if any of these contracts are guaranteed?

Disgruntled Jets Fan
Disgruntled Jets Fan

@Hanknaples  You still don't get how livefyre works, do you?  Moderation is triggered by keyword matches, not by a human mod.  If Bent really disliked your comment, he'd just delete it, not put into moderation.

Bent
Bent moderator

@WW85  Just the signing bonus (about $50K) at this end of the draft.  All of it in the first round (apart from the 5th year option, which becomes guaranteed if you exercise it)...and a sliding scale in between.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Disgruntled Jets Fan @Hanknaples  It's a conspiracy, just like the massive conspiracy to draft Michael Sam over all those other hardworking straight guys who deserved it more than that sexual wierdo did.

Pete 57
Pete 57

I think that's Swedish for, " my father eats animal crackers, he's a JAG officer".

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Marcus Armstrong @Marvel  And while Jones has more upside, I like Reilly for this team more.  Jones isn't very instinctive and probably would struggle playing inside in a JACK role.  He's a better fit as a pure WILL in a 4-3, like what the Bears would be running.


JMHO.

Bent
Bent moderator

@williamg1 @Marcus Armstrong  Well, he has a history of knee issues anyway so might not have been projected to have a long career.


He could be the next Kevin Basped (the guy in Hard Knocks where they had to break it to him that his knees just weren't going to hold up to playing at the pro level) or he could be the next Damon Harrison, who two years into his pro career has remained healthy and blossomed into a great player.

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@Hanknaples  My bad I thought you were talking about Reilly. Still, nitpicking a seventh round choice is superfluous...

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Hanknaples  


the fact is he WAS drafted and for reasons not prevalent to football......thereby taking that ONE slot away from tons of others that truly worked their buts off and deserved it more !!


A.) Nobody "deserves" it any more or less than Michael Sam.  All these collegians deserve an equal amount of opportunity to make it in the NFL.  They all work hard (well, for the most part).  Those hardworking guys who were drafted after Sam or not at all do not deserve it more than Michael Sam does.


B.) Accepting your flawed premise that Sam was only drafted because of the celebrity and positive PR his sexual orientation provides and thus he took a spot away from someone else who didn't have that advantage, I DON'T CARE.  For years, non-hetero people have had their orientation work against them.  If it's now a benefit for them, that's fine.  Cosmic justice.  It's about time.  


That one theoretical straight athlete who missed out on being drafted suffered one small setback in life and he still got signed somewhere as a UDFA in all likelihood.  I'm not going to weep for the poor, put-upon straight guy who, just once in his life, was not given preferential treatment.  Straight guys don't get to win every single cosmic justice battle (that would be unjust.)

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Hanknaples  

Take a look at ALL the De's....I bet you this guy is WORSE than ALL !!!


Then it's probably appropriate that he was taken last of all those DE's, I'd say.


If Michael Sam was taken in the first round, you'd have an argument.  He wasn't.  So you don't.



Brendan
Brendan

@Hanknaples  Is there anyone less deserving to be drafted than the best defensive player in the best college conference? Yes. There are literally dozens of them, if not hundreds. 


I pray you find peace one day, Hank, but for now shut the fck up. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Marcus Armstrong  


"And yes, I've seen his measurables. I run a site that lists them. They're terrible. But that doesn't mean he's not a draftable talent."


I find it interesting that one of Sam's comps on your site is first rounder Bjoern Werner.


http://mockdraftable.com/player/4596/

tsjc68
tsjc68

@Hanknaples  Hank, Michael Sam getting drafted at the end of R7 is no different than Scotty McKnight getting drafted at the end of R7 or Antonio Allen getting drafted at the end of R7.


He has some strengths, he has some weaknesses, he's worth a flyer, it might work out, it might not.


Relax.

a57se
a57se

@Hanknaples  

Meh...measurables are not the only thing that get people drafted Hank.

He was the SEC co-defensive player of the year..........he was worth taking a 7th round flyer on.

Tequila Joe
Tequila Joe

@Hanknaples  He can and will get stronger. Men usually peak at around 28 or 29. So I'm not worried about his strength. Plus, how fast do you think Pace runs the 40 in right now. Do you really think it's under 5 seconds? This guy could become Pace's replacement. It's along shot but I have a good feeling about it...

Marcus Armstrong
Marcus Armstrong

@Hanknaples @Marcus Armstrong @a57se  How do you know he wasn't drafted for football reasons? Keep in mind that you're talking about the player of the year in the toughest conference in college football (An award given to him before any announcements regarding his personal life were made).


And yes, I've seen his measurables. I run a site that lists them. They're terrible. But that doesn't mean he's not a draftable talent.

a57se
a57se

@Hanknaples Hanker, Sam's draft spot had nothing to do with politics........if it had, he would have been drafted a lot higher than he was.

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se  Backs suck...


My sympathies.

a57se
a57se

@Bent

It is similar with Spondylolysis. If the abdominal muscles and the back muscles are well formed, the condition is very manageable. As you get older and those muscle groups degrade, the effects of Spondylolysis become more burdensome. That is why I don't Bowl anymore.

I believe that was the medical Red Flag on CJ Mosley....

Bent
Bent moderator

@a57se @Bent @williamg1  Yeah, that's amazing.  Mankins did the same thing.  Apparently if you have strong enough leg muscles you can play through a torn ACL, but you're risking much worse damage in doing so.

a57se
a57se

@Bent @williamg1

The guy played through a torn ACL.......he had clean-up surgery on his knee after the season....