BIOGRAPHY: Two-year starter awarded all-Conference honors as a senior after finishing the year with 48/385/2. Played as part of a rotational
tight end lineup the prior season and totaled 17/193/2.
POSITIVES: "Well-rounded tight end with limited upside for the next level. Solid hand catcher who consistently makes the reception away
from his frame, takes a pounding but holds onto the ball. Nicely settles into the open spot of the defense, adjusts to the
errant throw, and wins out in battles. Displays good blocking awareness and gives effort until the whistle blows. Breaks down
well playing with good fundamentals."
NEGATIVES: "Not quick releasing off the line, lumbers about the field, and shows marginal playing speed. Displays average strength and
not a dominant blocker who gets much movement."
ANALYSIS: "Phillips has been a positive player at Virginia, and he has enough skill to make it as a second tight end in the NFL."