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Jets Roster Analysis: Can Trevor Reilly Develop in His Third Season?

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As we approach the 2016 season, we are going to profile the players on the roster. Today we look at Trevor Reilly.

Name: Trevor Reilly

Number: 57

Year With Jets: 3rd

Projected Role: Competing for starting outside linebacker job/special teamer

His 2015: Reilly got an early look as a situational pass rusher, but he didn't impress enough to stay in the role. He only participated in 23 defensive snaps over the final 10 games of the season. He did display a high motor, which made him a fixture on special teams.

2016 will be a success if: Reilly can develop into any sort of useful pass rusher. The clock is ticking on his career. While Reilly might only be in his third season, he is already 28 years old, around his athletic peak. His only career sack was really an effort play, where he ran himself out of the play but saw hustle rewarded by not giving up and hitting Johnny Manziel. Since the team currently has no proven outside linebackers, Reilly could find himself in a starting role. As the most experienced player of the bunch, he could find himself the default starter if nobody else shines. That would likely be a disappointment for the Jets. If Reilly becomes good enough to be a situational pass rusher, it is a win, though.

Odds of making the roster: Probable (75%-99%)