John Phillips   #83 TE

Height: 6-5   Weight: 251   Age: 27

Born: 6/11/1987 Lowmoor , VA

College: Virginia

Experience: 6th season

High School: Bath Co. HS [Hot Springs, VA]

REC

1

YDS

1

AVG

1.0

TDS

1

Combine 2009

Combine
Stats:

  • Broad Jump112.0 inches
  • Bench Press20.0 reps
  • 40 Yard Dash4.79 Secs
  • 60 Yard Shuttle11.77 secs
  • 3 Cone Drill6.84 secs
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.27 secs
  • Vertical Jump33.5 inches

Strengths

Positives: Prototype height for the position with long limbs. Solid build with room for additional growth. Reads the defense and can find the soft spot in the short and medium levels of zone coverage. Reliable hands. Catches the ball cleanly with his hands and secures it quickly. Good body control to catch the pass outside of his frame. Lacks the quickness off the snap that teams prefer, but accelerates smoothly. Physical inline blocker. At least adequate quickness off the snap and laterally for the down block. Provides a good initial pop and effort as a drive blocker. Veteran with four years of starting experience. Negatives: Strictly a short- to medium-range target. Lacks the straight-line speed to challenge the seam. Only adequate elusiveness to make defenders miss in space. Occasionally lines up in the slot, but lacks the burst off the snap to continue in this role in the NFL. Could use more bulk in his upper body. Provides pop as a blocker, but lack of initial quickness evident in this area, as well. Struggles to recover if beaten initially.

NFL News
CONTENT
15