The 2021 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, with the first round kicking off on April 29th. Pro days, workouts and mocks drafts will dominate headlines from now until then, as teams continue with their scouting behind the scenes. One of the early-round edge rusher prospects entering the draft is Jaelan Phillips out of Miami.
Let’s take a look at the full Jaelan Phillips NFL Draft profile, including stats, highlights and projection.
Jaelan Phillips NFL Draft Profile, Stats, Highlights and Projection
Position: Edge Rusher
Weight: 266 lbs
College: Miami Hurricanes
Jaelan Phillips 2020 Stats
QB Hits: 4
Jaelan Phillips Highlights
Jaelan Phillips Draft Profile
Jaelan Phillips is a true power rusher, and he is one of the best at it in the entire NFL Draft. He blows right through his matchup if they do not lock on cleanly. When shifting inside, he proved to be too long and quick for interior linemen. Aside from simply a power bull rush. Phillips has a strong Euro-step, helping his overall timing tremendously.
Phillips has the tendency to get too high on the edge. He also telegraphs his moves far too often, failing to set up his matchup. However, the biggest red flag for Phillips is his injury history. Due to concussions, Phillips has already retired once. It could prove to be too much risk for teams to draft him with their first pick.
Jaelan Phillips Draft Projection
All 2021 NFL Draft Projections are taken from the latest CBS NFL Mock Draft by Ryan Wilson.
Jaelan Phillips is currently projected to be drafted by the New Orleans Saints at No. 28 overall.
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