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.comI 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.