BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter who totaled 94/5/2 as a senior after junior totals of 124/6/5.
POSITIVES: Philistin comes off a disappointing senior campaign, and he has watched his draft stock drop. He has the build of an outside
linebacker, yet the playing style for an inside defender. Philistin could find a home as a back-up inside linebacker in a
3-4 alignment if he picks up the tempo of his game.
NEGATIVES: Does not display top sideline-to-sideline range, and possesses average speed to the sidelines. Struggles taking on blocks,
and easily knocked from the action or removed from plays.
ANALYSIS: Tough linebacker with marginal size and speed. Remains disciplined with assignments, displays a good head for the ball, and
takes proper angles to the action. Scrapes well laterally, explodes up the field filling gaps, and nicely uses his hands to
protect himself. Gets depth on pass drops, and shows solid awareness in zone coverage.