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Great Pro Day gets Jeremy Reeves a contract with the Jets

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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.

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17 Responses to “Great Pro Day gets Jeremy Reeves a contract with the Jets”
  1. pabrownsfan says: Mar 29, 2014 7:37 AM

    great story Michael. I wish him the best of luck.

  2. brownsfan39 says: Mar 29, 2014 7:53 AM

    Jets ought to sign whoever they can, quick!

  3. arwiv says: Mar 29, 2014 8:03 AM

    Practice squad if he’s lucky.

  4. eagleswin says: Mar 29, 2014 8:24 AM

    Good luck to this kid. I hope he makes it as well.

  5. gohometrolls says: Mar 29, 2014 8:37 AM

    4.29 seconds inflated or not If it’s under 4.5 that’s pretty fast hopefully he’s a diamond in the rough which is another ingredient to winning.

  6. 216in212 says: Mar 29, 2014 9:04 AM

    The Browns have won four NFL titles. How many have your Jets won?

  7. grimreaper12 says: Mar 29, 2014 10:12 AM

    We got Revis!

  8. ncphinsfan says: Mar 29, 2014 10:16 AM

    It’s a great underdog, longshot story and everyone should at least wish the kid luck on his journey to fulfill his dream. Even if it is with the Jets.

  9. chawk12thman says: Mar 29, 2014 10:32 AM

    Keeping the dream alive……Good luck to him.

  10. baltimorons says: Mar 29, 2014 11:06 AM

    Does he have 20-30 family members that the jets can also sign?

  11. tds968 says: Mar 29, 2014 11:25 AM

    Regarding: “The Browns have won four NFL titles. How many have your Jets won?

    Answer: One Super Bowl more than the Browns!

  12. jetfan74 says: Mar 29, 2014 1:13 PM

    Still trying to comprehend why there are fans of teams drafting before the Jets on here taking shots. Some of which haven’t sniffed the playoffs since god knows when. I’m sure he wasn’t signed just because he can run fast and jump through the roof. Hope the kid plays w/ a chip and in a couple yrs everyone will have forgotten how we stole him right from under your noses. Keep trolling chumps!!!!

  13. ariani1985 says: Mar 29, 2014 2:18 PM

    Come to Miami! You would have been a great water boy!

  14. cjb5671 says: Mar 29, 2014 2:25 PM

    Best of luck to this kid but that picture doesn’t give me high hopes. Looks like he’s about to get steamrolled.

  15. dcapettini says: Mar 29, 2014 3:23 PM

    The Browns that won 4 NFL titles now wear purple and live in Baltimore. The NeoBrowns in Cleveland have never won anything, except the thanks of all the other teams in the AFC North.

  16. themike31 says: Mar 29, 2014 3:36 PM

    Warning from an Iowa State alum – dude’s a 5’7″ cornerback. Had flashes of brilliance, though. I’ll be rooting for him.

  17. ace24xx says: Mar 31, 2014 12:53 AM

    those combine numbers are off the charts, if they are real. But can he play?? hope so.

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