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Jaelan Phillips

EDGE

Miami (FL)

Strengths 

6'5"

Height

Weight

266

Bench
40-Time
10-Time
20-Time
Vertical
Broad Jump
20-Shuttle
60-Shuttle
3-Cone
Hand
Arm
Wingspan

Final Grade

7.45

Injury History

Games Evaluated

Virginia Tech (20)//Clemson (20)

Team Fit

MIN

CIN

HOU

Fast and athletic speed rusher. Has a great repertoire of pass rush moves and extremely fast hands. Very good at flashing a blocker one hand and then hitting them with the other and getting past him. Very flexible in the hips, he can dip under a blocker and never lose momentum. Good finisher, especially in rushing the passer. Once he gets his hands on his opponent, he usually makes the play. He is a very high motor player, who rarely is seen giving up on a play.

Weaknessess

Does not have good play strength. He is very beatable with a lineman that has quick hands, because I did not see him able to shed blockers when rushing the passer. He also strictly played one side of the line of scrimmage, so I think teams are going to need to see if he is able to flip sides and be effective. He can be too passive when diagnosing plays and that gets him caught in the wash a lot.

Big Picture

Philips is a pure speed rusher and has a lot potential, but definitely still has some things to work on. He can be a real problem for an OT who doesn't have a quick first step, but can be stifled by someone who cancels his speed and has strong hands. I think he can make a big impact right away on special teams and if he gets in the right situation, should be able to make plays for the defense. I do feel that it has to be the right situation though, because he is going to be a bit of a project. If he gets drafted to a team with little on defense, I think it will take a little longer to get going.

Player Comp

Dante Fowler, Clay Mathews Jr

Draft Projection

Athleticism:

7.46

Lateral Agility
Flexibility
Explosiveness
Playing Strength
Balance
7.6
7.7
7.5
6.9
7.6

7.58

Pass Rush Ability:

First-Step Quickness
Use of Hands
Leverage
Pass Rush Moves
Finish Ability
7.6
7.8
7
7.7
7.8

Big Play Ability

Against The Run:

7.48

Set the Edge
Stack and Shed
Range
Gap Shooting Ability
Tackling
7.6
7.1
7.7
7.4
7.6

Competitiveness:

7.57

Toughness
Consistency/Motor
Disruption
7.5
7.8
7.4

Intelligence:

7.5

Awareness
Play Recognition
Position Versatility
7.7
7.5
7.3