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

Draft 2009

Pick No.208

Selected By: Dallas Cowboys

Round: 6

Pick (Overall): 35 (208)

Pick Analysis: Carrying in the suddenly strong UVA tradition of producing NFL-caliber tight ends under coach Al Groh, Phillips went from being a part-time starter to first-team All-ACC selection in 2008. Teams looking for an athletic receiver to threaten the seam should look elsewhere, but as a secure short- to medium-range target with the size and strength to contribute immediately as a blocker, Phillips quietly ranks as one of the draft's better all-around tight ends. Had an arm span of 34 1/2 inches and a hand span of 10 1/4 inches at the combine.

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