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NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Utah OLB Trevor Reilly

04.19.14 at 12:50 pm ET
By will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2014 NFL draft. Here is one is a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’€™s time for the Patriots to make a selection.


Position: Outside linebacker

School: Utah

Height: 6-foot-5

Weight: 245 pounds

Achievements: 2013 first-team All-Pac-12, 2012 honorable mention All-Pac-12

What he brings: Reilly’€™s big frame is enticing and his above-average athleticism, specifically his lateral agility, helps him get to the passer, making him an effective end-of-the-line player. However, Reilly isn’t the quickest or biggest for an outside linebacker, and it shows on tape. While big, he can’€™t overpower bigger offensive linemen, and he can’t beat others with his speed. His coverage abilities are solid.

Where the Patriots could get him: Rounds 2-3

Notes: The 26-year-old recorded 100 tackles, 16 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks during his senior year. He had 235 tackles, 37 tackles for losses and an interception in his Utah career. … Reilly tore his ACL before his junior season but played through it, holding off on surgery until after the season. … Reilly went on a two-year Mormon mission to Sweden after high school. He initially planned to go to Texas Tech but decided attend Utah, where he was a walk-on. … Reilly is married and has two daughters. His 1-year-old, Shayn, was diagnosed with cancer last year.

Related articles:

USA Today: NFL draft diary: Trevor Reilly not as old as his age

Fox Sports: Former Utah DE Reilly fueled by daughter’s battle with cancer Former Ute Trevor Reilly Talks NFL And Utah Football

Video: Here are Reilly’€™s highlights against USC in 2013.

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