BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter who led Idaho State in tackles during his senior and junior seasons. Totals last season included 104/11/3.5
after 116/11.5/4 the prior year. Began his college career at Oregon.
POSITIVES: Phipps is a fine athlete who plays with an intense attitude and piles up a lot of stats on the field. His lack of size will
limit him at the next level, yet he could back up in a one-gap system and stand out on special teams.
NEGATIVES: Undersized and smothered at the point by blocks. Slowed through the trash moving laterally. Does more chasing the action rather
than actual playmaking.
ANALYSIS: Undersized, one gap linebacker who chases hard to get involved in the action. Fluid moving about the field, covers a lot of
area and effectively diagnoses the action. Fierce, works hard to get involved and very competitive. Disciplined, does not
bite on play-action passes and stays with assignments. Fluid moving laterally, very quick to the ball and wraps up tackling.