BIO: Two-year starter who posted 30/1/10 as a senior after junior totals of 41/4/10.
POSITIVES: Confident, physical corner with excellent measurables. Fluid moving in reverse and smooth transitioning to run with opponents. Works well with safeties, displays a solid head for the ball and quickly breaks to the action. Comes up the field in run-support fighting to get off blocks and has a burst of closing speed.
NEGATIVES: Comes out of his backpedal quickly and prefers to side shuffle. Has trouble staying with receivers out from their breaks. Does more hitting than wrap-up tackling. Makes questionable decisions.
ANALYSIS: A defender with solid natural abilities, Phillips flashes skill yet needs to play with solid fundamentals on an every-down basis. Offers potential at corner and safety.