Draft Profile: BioClark 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
How other scouting services rate Clark Phillips III (Overall Rank)
All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank