Rankings

Player Display Name: 
Anthony Philyaw

Running back
School: Howard | Conference: D-IAA
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-11.5 / 209 | 40: 4.57 | DRAFT YR:2018

Rankings

Grade
2.99
Projected Round
FA
Bio: 
Two-year starter who earned First Team All-MEAC honors and led Howard in rushing in each of those seasons. Rushed 135 times for 789 yards and nine touchdowns in 2017. Carried a MEAC-high 222 times for 1,230 yards and nine TDs and caught 21 passes for 215 yards as a junior.
Pos: 
Well-built ball carrier with average quickness and speed for the next level. Patiently waits for blocks to develop and displays strength in his lower body and the ability to break arm tackles. Runs with an aggressive style, lays his shoulder pads into defenders and falls forward when tackled. Effectively follows blocks, finds running lanes and keeps plays in bounds. Helps the quarterback sell ball fakes and gives effort as a blocker.
Neg: 
Lacks the speed and agility necessary to turn the corner. Not much of a threat as a receiver out of the backfield. Plays to one speed and cannot beat defenders into the open field.
Analysis: 
Philyaw possesses the size and mentality to be a fourth back on the depth chart but needs to round out his game and improve his pass-catching skills.