Most players hope a strong Pro Day workout will get them drafted in May. But former Iowa State cornerback Jeremy Reeves parlayed a good Pro Day into an immediate signing with the Jets.
Reeves was eligible for last year’s draft, but he suffered a torn pectoral in March, went undrafted and wasn’t healthy enough to sign with anyone as an undrafted free agent. So he spent last year rehabbing and working out, and he put on a show at Iowa State’s Pro Day this week.
According to the Des Moines Register, Reeves was timed at 4.29 seconds in the 40-yard dash. Pro Day 40 times are so often inflated that it’s hard not to be skeptical of that time, but there’s no doubt that he showed off great speed while also recording a vertical jump of 43 inches and broad jump of 11 feet, 6 inches. And Reeves says he was nursing a hamstring injury and could have done better.
“I think I would have gotten faster if I was completely 100 percent healed,” Reeves said. “I like that time.”
Because he was eligible for last year’s draft and went undrafted, he was eligible to sign with any team this offseason. The Jets liked what they saw at the Pro Day enough to sign him, and now he’ll get his chance to make the NFL.