Jordan Phillips: Combine players with most to prove

Jordan Phillps
Jordan Phillips, DT, Oklahoma: He is just a freak in terms of his combination of size and athleticism — he can do a standing backflip at 6-5, 334 pounds. His effort is very up and down, and teams are going to have to get to the bottom of his passion for the game in his interviews, and he also dealt with a back injury previously which could scare off some NFL decision-makers — which is why it’s very important that he meets the expectations teams are going to have for him as an athlete. He might not put up the same numbers that Dontari Poe did during his combine — 44 bench reps and a 4.98 40-yard dash at 6-3, 346, which is just ridiculous — but he has a chance to be in the same ballpark. Phillips isn’t quite as strong, but he might beat Poe with some of his times.

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