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NFL draft: Trevor Reilly headed to New York, taken by Jets in seventh round

Published: Saturday, May 10 2014 4:10 p.m. MDT

Utah defensive end Trevor Reilly (9) takes the field for an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Los Angeles.  (Gus Ruelas, AP) Utah defensive end Trevor Reilly (9) takes the field for an NCAA college football game against Southern California, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, in Los Angeles. (Gus Ruelas, AP)

Trevor Reilly wrapped up his Utah football career with his best season in 2013, and he will have a chance to build on that in New York.

The outside linebacker prospect was selected by the Jets in the seventh round of the NFL draft Saturday afternoon. He was the second former Ute to be selected Saturday, after Keith McGill went to the Raiders in the fourth round.

Reilly created havoc for opposing offenses during his Utah career, finishing with 235 tackles, 20 sacks, eight forced fumbles and six fumble recoveries. Last season, he recorded 100 tackles, 8.5 sacks and 16 tackles for loss while earning first-team All-Pac 12 honors.

Reilly, who played both defensive end and outside linebacker for the Utes, proved durable, playing all 37 games for Utah from 2011-13. That included 32 starts.

Southern California wide receiver Robert Woods (2) carries the ball as he breaks a tackle from Utah linebacker Trevor Reilly (9) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (Rick Bowmer, AP) Southern California wide receiver Robert Woods (2) carries the ball as he breaks a tackle from Utah linebacker Trevor Reilly (9) in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012, in Salt Lake City. (Rick Bowmer, AP)

Listed at the 11th-best outside linebacker prospect by CBSSports.com, Reilly said he wouldn't watch the draft.

"My number one goal is to play and be able to achieve my dream, and it doesn't really matter to me that much where we end up," he said in his latest USA Today draft diary.

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