Clark Phillips III
Clark Phillips III  CB  Utah | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Clark Phillips III
Height
5-10
Weight
183
College
Utah
Position
CB
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Lakewood, CA
85.1/100
Player Rating
18
PositionRank (DB)
4.43
FortyYD Time
Interceptions
6
Interception YDS
142
Passes Defensed
6
Tackles
24
Sol tackles
16

Clark Phillips III CB Utah | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Clark Phillips III CB Utah
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.43 seconds (75%*)
Overall Rank: #79 Position Rank: #18 (DB)
Height: 5-10 (20%*)
Weight: 183 (14%*)
Weight: 183 (14%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.43 seconds (75%*)
Overall Rank: #79 Position Rank: #18 (DB)
Height: 5-10 (20%*) Weight: 183 (14%*)
*Percentile caluculated on how any given stat would rank at the NFL combine historically in the player's position group (Higher value represents better perfomance).
Overall Rating: 85.1 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 73.6
Tackling:
60%
Run Defense:
69%
Coverage:
88%
Zone:
85%
Man/Press:
84%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 3rd Position rank: #18
College Games: 31 College Snaps: 1885
Grade: 4 ESPN  Stars 4 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 84/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #90 Pos Rank: #9
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 97 Stars 247 RATING: 97/100
Ovr Rank: #51 Pos Rank: #6
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.0 (98%)
Draft Profile: Bio
Clark Phillips III attended La Habra High School and was rated a 4-star prospect by 247 Sports with a scout's rating of 0.970, going unranked by ESPN. Following high school, Phillips III opted to join Utah after being heavily recruited.

In 2020 as a freshman Phillips III saw action in 5 games and played a total of 337 snaps at cornerback for the Utes. He recorded 26 tackles, 2 assists, while adding 9 stops. In coverage Phillips III notched up one pass breakup, one interception, and QB rating when targetted of 99.3.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 14 games and logged 928 snaps for the Utes. He made solid 59 tackles, 4 assists, and had 18 stops. In coverage he totaled 9 pass breakups, 2 interceptions, and a decent QB rating when targetted of 81.5.

In 2022 as a junior Phillips III played in 12 games and contributed on 620 snaps. He chalked up 22 tackles, 3 assists, and added 12 stops. In the secondary Phillips III forced 4 pass breakups, an impressive 6 interceptions, and gave up an impressive QB rating when targetted of 68.4.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Changes directions with ease and has the frame to hold up at any spot in the secondary.
  • Has quick feet and excellent change-of-direction ability, capable of mirroring quickness underneath.
  • Phillips can flip his hips and run, with good top-end speed and the length to make plays on the ball.
  • Fits best in a zone system at the next level due to size and ability to close to the ball.
  • Flashes good ball skills. Phillips has the fluidity and change-of-direction ability to mirror quicker receivers underneath.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Inconsistent getting off of blocks. Can be a step slow to react when a quarterback comes back to his side of the field late in progression.
  • NFL quarterbacks may take advantage of his aggressiveness in man and zone to eye up short routes and go over the top
  • Better in zone coverage than in press coverage, when he can look shaky and unsure when transitioning out of his backpedal
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How other scouting services rate Clark Phillips III (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
41.7
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
8.0