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2015 NFL DRAFT

Trevor Reilly, DE

School: Utah  |  Conference: PAC12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Valley Center, CA
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Mock Draft Expert Analysis

  • San Diego Chargers | #25
    The Chargers need help on the perimeter and after proving his health during his Pro Day, the lengthy and versatile Reilly could be on their radar.
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STRENGTHS: Broad shoulders and a tapered, athletic build that certainly looks the part of a high-round prospect. Intriguing athleticism. Good lateral agility and balance to elude blockers and can make impressive plays in pursuit.

Good burst and enough pure speed to win one-on-one pass-rushing battles. Can dip under the reach of left tackles and turn the corner. Very light on his feet, showing good body control to dip back inside on a counter move. Good balance and flexibility, showing the ability to handle cut blocks as well as keep his feet when pursuing down the line.

Locates the ball quickly and is a passionate defender, showing good overall athleticism and straight-line speed for a man of his size. Versatile playmaker who starred at defensive end and outside linebacker before moving to middle linebacker for his final game. Good awareness in coverage.

WEAKNESSES: Average quickness off the snap, and was not explosive enough to consistently beat quality left tackles in college. Largely a finesse defender who relies on his athleticism to slip free, rather than forcefully defeating his man.

Underwent a knee scope that sidelined him from key all-star games, although it was considered a minor procedure that will not have a long-term impact. However, it reportedly was on the same right knee on which he underwent surgery on in 2012 to repair a torn ACL.

Compares To: Manny Lawson, Bills - Reilly has impressive agility and balance for a man of his size, which will be sure to intrigue teams looking for hybrid defenders. He's not as athletic as Lawson, but possesses a similar frame and plays fast due to his instincts.

--Rob Rang (2/12/14)

Player Overview

If Utah's history of churning out front seven defenders - the Utes have sent five to the NFL since 2009 - isn't enough to intrigue scouts, Reilly's length and overall athleticism certainly should be.

Reilly enters the NFL older than most prospects at 26, having served a Mormon mission in Sweden, and is married and has two daughters. More important, he is a versatile playmaker who served as a moveable chess piece for the Utes.

He played in 48 games (including 32 starts) for the Utes, breaking out as a sophomore to rank 17th nationally (and tied for third in the Pac-12) with four forced fumbles in 2011. As a junior, Reilly again showed his ability to make big plays, pacing the club with three forced fumbles and 69 tackles, including 6.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks while splitting time between STUD linebacker (eight starts) and right defensive end (four starts).

Reilly will intrigue scouts operating for 4-3 and 3-4 defenses, alike, with his quickness and instincts in space. He is at his best in the two-point stance, demonstrating the burst to pressure the edge and the long-arms to keep blockers from controlling him.

Besides boasting an exciting combination of size and athleticism, he capped off an impressive career with the Utes with his best season in 2013. He was Utah's best player last season, leading the team in tackles (100), tackles for loss (16), sacks (8.5) and fumble recoveries (3).

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05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Jets' picks: Round 7/233 -- Trevor Reilly, OLB, 6-5, 245, Utah...At 26, Reilly will be older than many of the players he meets this summer in Cortland. But Reilly -- who spent two years on a Mormon mission before enrolling at Utah -- will get a chance to prove he can chip in as a situational pass rusher. - The Sports Xchange
 

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