Jaelan Phillips
Jaelan Phillips  DE  Miami (FL) | NFL Draft 2021 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Jaelan Phillips
Height
6-5
Weight
266
College
Miami (FL)
Position
DE/EDGE
Class
Junior
Home town
Redlands
90.0/100
Player Rating
3
PositionRank (DL)
4.56
FortyYD Time
Sacks
8
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
45
Sol tackles
21
Jaelan Phillips Prospect Overview
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Jaelan Phillips DE/EDGE Miami (FL) | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Jaelan Phillips DE/EDGE Miami (FL)
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: EDGE RUSHER
Last Updated: 04/07/2021
Draft Year: 2021
40 time: 4.56 seconds (96%*)
Age: 24.9 DOB: 05/28/1999
Measurables:
Height: 6-5 (74%*) Weight: 266 (48%*)
Forty: 4.56 (O) (96%*)
0% 100%
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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SUB-POSITION: EDGE RUSHER
Last Updated: 04/07/2021
Draft Year: 2021
40 time: 4.56 seconds (96%*)
Age: 24.9 DOB: 05/28/1999
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-5 (74%*) Weight: 266 (48%*)
Forty: 4.56 (O) (96%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 90.0 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
80%
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Tackling:
77%
Pass Rush:
91%
Run Defense:
86%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Mid
Overall Rank: #15 Position rank: #3
College Games: 14 College Snaps: 701
Grade: 5 ESPN  Stars 5 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 93/100
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #1 Pos Rank: #1 State Rank: #1
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 5  Stars 247 Sports 100 Stars 247 RATING: 100/100
Grade: 5 Stars 5 Stars RIVALS RATING: 6.1 (100%)
Miami Dolphins Drafted: 2021: ROUND: 1 - Pick Number: 18 (MIA)

Jaelen Phillips did not have the most direct path to the 2021 draft. A top ranked recruit in 2017 injuries and an off field accident led to Phillips quitting football for a year before transferring to Miami. Since then he has impressed for the Hurricanes and has covered for Gregory Rousseau who opted out of the 2020 season (a move which has done Phillips a lot of good - being a semi finalist for the Bednarik Award).  He is a versatile player that could play as either an OLB or a DE and is a playmaker that is effective against both the run and the pass.

He tied for the lead among Miami defensive linemen in 2021 with 45 tackles and was the top Hurricane pass rusher with 15.5 tackles for loss and eight sacks. He had an amazing performance at the Miami Pro Day which has further pushed him up draft boards. His 4.56 40 was particularly impressive especially considering he checks in at 260 Lbs.

Only real negative to him is he can get pushed backward by bigger linemen as his height can sometimes be a disadvantage.

Teams will though likely want to look closely at his injury history and his stop-start entry to the pros. Still, a great prospect with almost unlimited upside. First-round pick.

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How other scouting services rate Jaelan Phillips (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
54.6
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
7.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.