2020 Guide: What Ourlads' Scouting Services said about JACOB PHILLIPS: LSU, 6030 229 4.65. Junior entry, two-year starter, Nashville, TN. Started all 15 games in 2019 in the middle and led the team in tackles. Good length and athletic ability for the position. Explosive athlete with playmaking skill. Quick at the snap with instinctive reactions. Fits inside gaps with a downhill burst. Normally quick to change directions with the speed to get to the perimeter and make plays in space. Can slip blocks on the move with quick hands working through a block. Explosive tackling skill with knee bend and finish. Consistently finishes tackles. Used often as a backfield spy and zone defender. Flashes ability to spot drop and get position on receivers. Has solid fundamental ability to break up passes. Shows some man to man skill covering a back to the flat. Has blitz skill with a quick take off and range to chase. Sudden burst gets him to the quarterback. In coverage, responsibility seemed to be kept to a minimum and depth of zone drop was inconsistent. At times can be overaggressive and get out of position. Not quite as good with the play right at him and struggles at times to re-direct off a block. Will occasionally get upright locating the ball and knocked back by a physical blocker. The LSU scheme puts linebackers in a position to chase and make plays. He took advantage of this and was productive. Has also been outstanding in kick coverage with his speed and sure tackling ability. Coverage question will need to be answered and some teams may not feel he is a scheme fit. 2019 stats: 113 T, 7.5 TFL, 1 sack, 1 PBU, 3 QBH, 1 FF. Edge speed:left 2.20, right 2.15. OSR:10/17. Fourth/ fifth round. (A-32 3/8, H-10, BP-DNP, SS-4.33).