Jonah Trinnaman says he's "not on social media a ton right now," and certainly his spare Twitter and Facebook pages attest to that.
But undrafted free agent wide receiver admits he's heard a little chatter since the draft and since coming to the Jets.
"What I've heard, I guess, is people like my speed and athletic ability," he said at last month's mandatory minicamp. "I had a good pro day and all that, so I think that just excites people, right?"
Correct. My tweet on Trinnaman, listed at 6'0" and 190, after he was waived by Arizona and signed with the Jets in May was better received than most FA signings I've posted. And no doubt that was influenced by his 40 times at his BYU pro day — 4.30 and 4.31 seconds.
"I thought I was going to run lower," he said when I asked if those times surprised him at all. "But my weight was, like, 195, so I was probably eight or nine pounds heavier than I was usually running at. Yeah, it was a good run for that much muscle. I felt pretty good."
So then ideally he's got speed in the 4.2's? "Oh, yeah, for sure," he said.
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Right now, as a rookie free agent and the most recently arrived wideout, Trinnaman figures to be 13th among 13 WRs heading into training camp later this month. But the lifelong Utahn was adapting well on the East Coast before the break.
"I like it here," he said. "Everyone treats me really well and gives me a chance to run the offense and get comfortable. I feel like I'm more comfortable in this type of offense."
What has his speed produced so far? At BYU, he had a modest two seasons, playing in 26 games (20 starts) and averaging 12.0 yards on 52 catches (one touchdown), and 19.2 yards on 18 kickoff returns. And he did have a noteworthy downfield block in the 2016 Poinsettia Bowl.
All that came after Trinnaman really lit it up on the juco level at Snow College in the Western States Football League, where he averaged 17.1 yards on 47 catches (eight TDs) and 33.9 yards on 17 KO returns (one TD). His performance earned him NJCAA All-American first-team honors as a special teamer.
He said he didn't work any returns with the Jets this spring but "hopefully by training camp I'll be able to get into it. I did a lot of kickoff returns. I didn't do a ton of punts, but I can do it."
As of now he's back home in Utah, where he's visiting with family and finally got to see his nine newborns ... puppies, that is. His Weimaraner gave birth while he was looking for an NFL team to call home. Soon enough he'll be back East, growing into the Jets system and fully aware of what he can bring to the table and what teams and fans want to see.
'The ability to do those types of things, come in and learn to be a better receiver," he said, "people like that."