Expert Opinion: Harrison Phillips’ Profile

Stanford’s Harrison Phillips is an intriguing defensive line prospect. At 6’4”, 300 pounds, Phillips is seen as a 3-4 nose tackle. He is an active player who makes plays through continuous effort and great strength. Phillips is not the most athletic player, but he lights up the stat sheet like few interior linemen are able to do.

The senior had 98 total tackles for the Cardinal last season, including 17 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks. He utilizes his experience as a three-time state champion wrestler in high school to make plays via unorthodox moves.

Phillips did well at the Combine, particularly on the bench press, where he tossed 225 pounds around like a child’s toy on his way to 42 reps. Respectable showings in the other events did nothing to hurt his stock.

Opinions are mixed on Harrison Phillips as to when he’ll come off the board later this month. Some love his motor and ability to find a way to make a play. Others see him as a day three pick prospect, mainly due to his frame which should limit him to nose tackle.

Phillips is not likely to be seen as a fit in the Browns 4-3 defense. Expect him to be a day two selection by a team needing a tough, run-stopping nose tackle.

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