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


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  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    May 13, 2014 1:16 p.m.

    @Lifelong Ute

    I know what you're saying. Just think of all of the NFL players that did serve a mission and still played in the NFL, NBA. It's also kind of hard to gauge if a kid out of High School is going to be able to make it to the NFL to begin with. After all you can always get injured during practice, games, off season etc.

    If my son had a realistic chance of going to the NFL. He would have my support to serve a mission first. You can always make a career later in life. But, you only have one chance to serve as a young man and learn and grow in that capacity. You can choose to play for the applause of the world or you can choose to give back to the One that gave us all.

    May 12, 2014 12:42 p.m.

    "There weren't anymore linebackers left so yes, he was selected by default."

    Unga, Hadley, 1st team all-Pac-12 Shayne Skov, and about 215 other draft eligible linebackers were still left, so... no.

  • PAC 12 member by default! Harrisville, UT
    May 12, 2014 11:57 a.m.

    There weren't anymore linebackers left so yes, he was selected by default.

  • Lifelong Ute Salt Lake City, UT
    May 11, 2014 5:11 p.m.

    as a lifelong Ute and lifelong Mormon its tough to see the 26 year old age for Reilly and Murphy really hurt these guys.

    If I had a son who had a realistic shot at the NFL and if that was his goal, I would recommend he not go on a mission.

    Missions can wait. You can always go on a mission later in life, can't play in the NFL later in life.

  • Aggie238 Logan, UT
    May 11, 2014 3:39 p.m.

    Whoa Nellie,

    Actually there is one WAC school in Utah, but they don't have football. I think Chris was attempting a downplay of Utah State and BYU. In contrast to Chris's comments, Utah State's two draftees went higher than Utah's two draftees, and Utah State signed more free agents. Last I counted, U-State leads the Big 3 with 10 players in all going to the next level. Utah follows with eight, and BYU brings up the rear with 5. My, how things have changed! May not mean a whole lot on the surface, but it looks good to recruits no matter how you slice it.

  • BlackDiamond Provo, UT
    May 11, 2014 10:39 a.m.

    Congrats to Trevor. It doesn't matter what round you get picked up on. As long as you perform and play hard.

  • East Coast Ute Storrs, CT
    May 11, 2014 3:43 a.m.

    That's awesome, my favorite player in the draft goes to my favorite team. I really hope I can make it down to Cortland for some practices this summer. The team needs depth in edge rushers, I think he'll be a great fit in the system! Joining a couple great former Ute teammates, Tee Finau and Caleb Schlauderaff, as well!

  • Who am I sir? Cottonwood Heights, UT
    May 10, 2014 10:45 p.m.

    Trevor, So many are pulling for you! Utah fans as well as those who know your story and appreciate men of such high character! Good luck to a future jet!

  • pocyUte Pocatello, ID
    May 10, 2014 10:42 p.m.

    Congratulations to Trevor.

    I am very confident that he will prove himself at the professional level to be a steal from the 7th round.

  • Christine B. Hedgefog Salt Lake City, UT
    May 10, 2014 9:22 p.m.

    Shouldn't the little crimson engine that could be comparing themselves to the drafts of the PAC 10+U instead of the "WAC" (that doesn't exist any more)??? How does that stack up ekChristy???

  • Utah'95 FPO, AE
    May 10, 2014 8:02 p.m.

    I'm glad Reilly will get his chance. I hope all the players drafted from the state of Utah have success at the next level.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    May 10, 2014 7:36 p.m.

    Aggies can't beat the cougs, and the other not good enough for bowl games.

    Reminds me of San Diego State. Many draftees, but struggles to have winning seasons.

    Doesn't make sense.

  • Whoa Nellie American Fork, UT
    May 10, 2014 7:33 p.m.

    "Utah has more guys in the NFL than all the WAC schools in Utah combined."

    That wouldn't be hard to do since there are no WAC schools in Utah.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    May 10, 2014 6:07 p.m.

    I expect about 4 more Utes to get signed as free agents.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    May 10, 2014 5:17 p.m.

    2 Utes drafted
    2 aggies drafted
    1 byU player drafted

    Sounds about right!

  • Samwise Eagle Mountain, UT
    May 10, 2014 4:45 p.m.

    Congrats to him! He is a great guy from what I have heard. Wish him the best, along with the others with ties to the great state of Utah who have been drafted and who sign as undrafted free agents.

  • ekute Layton, UT
    May 10, 2014 4:27 p.m.

    Good luck Trevor. Show them!

  • chicagoborn Salt Lake City, UT
    May 10, 2014 4:25 p.m.

    Nice. Amazing guy and a gritty and tough football player.

  • Henry Drummond San Jose, CA
    May 10, 2014 4:24 p.m.

    Looked for a while that he would never make it, but he went 233 overall.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    May 10, 2014 4:21 p.m.

    Getting several guys drafted is just the norm these days, anything less would be a disappointment.

    Utah has more guys in the NFL than all the WAC schools in Utah combined

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    May 10, 2014 4:19 p.m.

    And yet another defensive player Kwhit sends to the NFL!

    Utah continues to dominate the WAC schools in Utah in terms of sending players to the NFL, and not coincidentally almost always beats them on the field as well.

    Think recruits care which school puts more in the NFL?

    You'd better believe it.

    Proud Ute
    Proud Reilly Fan
    Proud Pac 12 member

    Go UTES!