OB TREVOR REILLY, UTAH

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6’5” – 255 lbs. – 4.65e

STATISTICAL PROFILE:

2009: 1 – 0 – 0 (Redshirt)
2010: 18 – 5.5 – 2.0, 1 QBH, 1 PD, 1 KB
2011: 47 – 8.0 – 5.0, 2 QBH, 2 FF, 2 PD
2012: 69 – 6.5 – 4.5, 2 QBH, 3 FF, 4 PD

OVERVIEW:

Redshirted in 2009, then appeared in a reserve/rotational role the following year. Started eight of the thirteen games he appeared in as a redshirt sophomore, then earned an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection in 2012, starting eight games at linebacker and four at defensive end.

STRENGTHS:

•    Possesses prototypical height and weight for a 3-4 outside linebacker.
•    Has gained thirty pounds of bulk since arriving at Utah weighing 225.
•    Has extensive experience at both outside linebacker and defensive end.
•    Made his senior season his most productive; escalating numbers.
•    High-effort pass rusher who fires off the ball well, nice burst.
•    Above-average when it comes to bending the edge and redirecting.
•    Demonstrates active hand-use and employs a few different rush moves.
•    Looks pretty comfortable athletically when executing spot-drops.
•    Mature player who was named one of the Utes’ team captains.

WEAKNESSES:

•    Will be twenty-six years old by the time he is drafted (LDS mission.)
•    Despite weighing 255 pounds, still looks a little bit on the lanky side.
•    Doesn’t always demonstrate the best awareness in zone coverage.
•    Can get a little bit linear when it comes to rushing the passer.
•    Not as tenacious against the run, occasionally becomes deferential.
•    Better at playing downhill than he is at anchoring/setting the edge.

SUMMARY:

Reilly is a versatile, experienced starter with the type of physical tools which could project to either defensive front, with his best fit probably coming as a rush linebacker in a 3-4 scheme. He is an aggressive pass rusher with some creativity and an impressive initial burst, but doesn’t look out of place athletically when dropping into coverage. However, he is not an ideal run defender, with a somewhat thin build and underwhelming anchor, and his age may cause teams to shy away from using a premium pick on him, seeing him as approaching or already having reached his potential. RD 3

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