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Carroll Phillips

Outside linebacker
School: Illinois | Conference: BIG 10
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-3.5 / 242 | 40: 4.64 | DRAFT YR:2017


Projected Round
First-year starter who joined Illinois out of junior college before his sophomore season. Named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten as a senior by making 56 tackles, ranking second in the nation with 20 tackles for loss and adding nine sacks and three quarterback hurries.
Explosive college defensive end who projects to outside linebacker on Sundays. Athletic, plays with great pad level and displays speed moving in every direction. Easily collapses down the line of scrimmage or out to the flanks and catches ball carriers in backside pursuit. Displays good change of direction and the ability to immediately alter his angle of attack and redirect to ball handlers. Covers a lot of area on the field. Performed brilliantly during Senior Bowl practices.
Undersized and easily tied up by blocks. Primarily played out of a three-point stance in college, rarely making plays in reverse.
Entering the season Phillips was graded as a camp body by scouts, but his draft stock has been on a straight shot north since September. He’s athletic, explosive and showed the ability to handle 3-4 outside linebacker duties during the Senior Bowl.