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Name: Justin Phillips

SCHOOL: Oklahoma State

CONFERENCE: Big 12

POSITION: Linebacker

CLASS: RS Senior

JERSEY: No. 19

RECRUITMENT RATING: 3-star

HT: 6’0

WT: 230 lbs

D.O.B.: N/A


PROS: Fills gaps well. Strong, big hitter who is an intimidating presence across the middle. Good hands and mental processing make him a turnover machine. Knack for getting to the football to force fumbles. Utilizes the size he has well. Slightly above average athleticism across the board; best athletic trait is his acceleration. Good tackling technique, safe tackler who can lay the wood. Extreme competitive toughness and good instincts. Can be a quality piece both on defense and special teams.

Cons: Can be over aggressive in his pursuit and overrun ball carriers, frequently seen on outside runs. Exposed in coverage too often for his athletic profile. Barely holds his own in zone and looking for crossers. Struggles in man coverage consistently against more athletic backs and tight ends. Lack of size hurts him as he rarely sheds blocks against an interior offensive lineman. Poor technique and engagement in his block shedding. Does not have the repertoire of moves he should for someone that rushes the passer as often as he does. Needs to refine his game and use his athleticism to his advantage more often.

-Brad Kelly