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Grade
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  • 4.69 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 120.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 4.32 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 239LBS. Weight

Overview

Phillips earned first-team All-Mountain West honors twice (2006, '08) and was named to the second team twice. In his four years as a starter, he accumulated 325 career tackles including 38.5 for loss and 7.5 sacks. He's not what scouts call a quick-twitch athlete, but his toughness, work ethic and instincts make him a potential NFL starter inside.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Has the size to play inside, probably in a 3-4 scheme, and should continue to gain mass and develop in the upper body. ... Avoids blocks from guards in trash to reach the ballcarrier, but is also physical enough to punch linemen and maintain his gap. ... Very tough and won't back down from anyone. ... Aggressive, instinctual player with the straight-line speed to attack plays behind the line of scrimmage. ... Adequate drop and good awareness in coverage, reads the eyes of the quarterback and anticipates receivers' routes well. ... Secure tackler, has the length to wrap up and strength to bring the man down. ... Was a long snapper in high school. Negatives: Mostly a grab-and-drag tackler. ... Better when the play is in front of him, as he lacks great lateral movement and struggles to change direction in space. ... He often reads the play correctly but is a step slow to break down or react against faster players, leading to lunging and shoestring tackles that won't be made at the next level. ... Can be effective as a blitzer, but is not explosive and will whiff. ... His aggressiveness sometimes causes him to leave his gap responsibility, and he does not have the quickness to recover.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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