The Miami Dolphins visited with Oklahoma defensive tackle Jordan Phillips as part of their pre-draft routine. Phillips recorded 39 total tackles with two sacks in 2014. Of those 39 tackles, seven of them came behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of yards.
According to Jeff Hyde (Twitter: @Jeff__Hyde), an analyst for the PhinManiacs Draft Guide, Phillips has impressive size, making him a staple in the middle of any defense. He will constantly draw double teams at the next level. A bit raw with his technique, Phillips will need to find an NFL team that can coach him up and unlock some of his natural ability. As he stands currently, Phillips is a great player in small spaces. His length allows him to control offensive lineman one-on-one and redirect them out of his way or collapse the pocket when necessary.
He is great at the snap of the ball, but can lose leverage sometimes if he comes out a bit too high. At 6’6, Phillips will need to be able to keep his pad level down and his eyes up to truly use his size to his advantage. The ideal draft round for Phillips is the second round, according to Hyde.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs
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