Mister Elias De’Angelo “Whop” Philyor is a creative, bursty slot receiver prospect who should certainly find a way to carve himself a niche role within an NFL offense. Philyor, who earned the nickname “Whop” at a young age for his affinity for Burger King’s Whoppers, brings creative skills with the ball in his hands and an effective level of burst and explosiveness in the open field—which has warranted Indiana scheming him a slew of different looks to manufacture touches and get him the football. Philyor has illustrated impressive ball skills for a smaller receiver as well, his hands have earned him catches away from his frame and his ability to track the ball has produced winning reps to adjust in the red zone and on back-shoulder throws. Philyor has had an impressive two-year stretch of production at Indiana, posting 1,000 yards in 2019 and then logging 54 receptions in eight games during the 2020 season (including 18 in his final showing against Mississippi). Philyor’s knack for creating with the ball in his hands will afford him looks to prove he can do the same in the NFL.
Ideal Role: Slot receiver.
Scheme Fit: Vertical passing offense.
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