Scottie Phillips - Mississippi

Height/Weight - 5'8/209/Hands-8.50"

Age/Birthday - 22 Years Old, (October 6, 1997)

Combine/Pro Day Results - 40-4.56, Vert-30.0", Broad-114.0"

Class - Senior

ConferenceSEC West

NFL Draft Projection - Round 7-UDFA

College Stats -

2019 - Rushing: 125/542/4.3/5  Receiving: 8/77/9.6/1

2018 - Rushing: 153/928/6.1/12  Receiving: 10/105/10.5/2

NFL Player Comparison - Darrell Henderson, Jalen Richard

Current ADP - 60+ (Rookie Drafts), 300+ (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • Competitive runner with a compact frame who can be both elusive & physical

  • Another former star from the junior college ranks that has made his way to Oxford

  • Ultra-productive as a freshman (honorable mention All-American with 1,212 yards)  

  • Also as sophomore (All-Region with 1,070 yards, 13 TDs) at Jones County Junior College

  • Instinctive runner in space, can stack moves & burst laterally to circumvent tacklers 

  • He's an experienced zone runner who can get to challenging cutback lanes effectively

  • Appears to be more comfortable as an outside runner than between the tackles at times

  • Should challenge for a spot as a RB2, may need to prove he can handle special teams

  • Has both the athleticism & agility to elude early pressure & penetration into backfield

  • Electric feet make sudden, effective jump cuts, talent enticing 2nd level missed tackles

  • Loose hips for sharp cuts across the grain to access creases on the backside of field

  • Great acceleration after cuts & around corner, very rarely comes to a halt as a runner

  • Good quality effective stiff arm, runs behind his pads & finishes with tenacity

  • Very good ball security with soft hands & efficient in pass protection situations

Player Notes Cons

 

  • Somewhat average as an interior runner, often confuses impatience with decisiveness

  • Needs to improve at setting up as a blocker going against larger opposing linebackers

  • Can also be too eager to bounce runs wide rather than taking the hard yards up the gut

  • Honestly looked a step slower in 2019 than he did in 2018, which stats confirm

  • Used infrequently as pass catcher due to being very inconsistent in pass protection

  • Lacks special teams experience in college which will make being drafted a challenge