Saturday, January 12, 2008

'08 NFL Draft Profile...Kenny Phillips

by Jason Jones

Kenny Phillips – FS – Univ. of Miami (FL) – 6’2, 210 lbs

Kenny Phillips is the next in a long line of impact safeties to come through the U. Shades of Ed Reed and the late Sean Taylor. Phillips came into Miami as a very highly touted prospect. He was noticed as early as his freshman year, and by his sophomore year he registered over 70 tackles (6 TFL) and four interceptions, all while missing the last 3 games of the season. Phillips has all of the measureables you look for in a FS. His size is ideal. He also has the physical abilities to play the always in demand “rover” position. He possess a certain, do whatever it takes to win attitude, that is not as easy to find as we would like to think. Phillips would line up a DT if he thought it would work. Unlike most Miami Hurricanes, Kenny Phillips has achieved All ACC Academic honors. He is as complete a player at his position as there has been in a while. He is solid in every aspect of his responsibilities on the field. He is a head hunter with distinct ball skills. Like his Miami predecessors at the position, he has the potential to be a game changer, even lead his team in tackles and interceptions He is a legit top 10 pick regardless of this years respective team needs. As cliché as it sounds, Kenny Phillips is most favorably comparable to a bigger Ed Reed.

2008 NFL DRAFT PROJECITONS: First Round – Top 10 Pick

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