Jordan Phillips Scouting Report

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Oct 4, 2014; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (80) celebrates a turnover against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Book on Phillips

At 6’6″, 334 pounds, the evaluation of Phillips starts the second you lay your eyes on him. It makes you want to want to see what he can do as a football player and if he indeed can help your team. So of course the scouts obviously love that, his strength and his ability to knock centers back with his initial burst off the line.

They also like his length that allows him to extend his hands to controls blocker and shed them. The scouting world really likes his shocking athleticism as he can explode off the ball, move laterally and has great straight-line speed for his size. They also notice that he has quick hands to slap opposing offensive lineman’s hands away as they attempt to control him.

What they don’t like is how he neutralizes his own power by standing up too high at times. And even though he’s so quick for his size, they don’t think he makes more plays at the point of attack. They say the reason why he doesn’t is because he ball carriers are easily able to avoid him.

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