LSU inside linebacker Jacob Phillips has been chosen in the third round (No. 97 overall) by the Cleveland Browns in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Welcome to Cleveland, Jacob Phillips!
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) April 25, 2020
The Browns acquired the No. 97 pick from the Texans in a trade last year that sent RB Duke Johnson to Houston.
At 6’3 and 229 pounds, Phillips was a two-year starter at LSU and started 26 games.
He led LSU in tackles with 113 and 7.5 tackles for loss in their championship season.
New #Browns LB Jacob Phillips only missed three of his 88 tackle attempts in 2019.
The best tackler in college football. pic.twitter.com/pNdyiYMWiV
— PFF CLE Browns (@PFF_Browns) April 25, 2020
In his career, he finished with 218 tackles and 2 sacks.
Phillips ran a 4.66 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL combine and had a 39.0″ vertical jump.
He ran a 7.38 in the 3-cone and a 4.33 in the 20-yard shuttle.
“Phillips is a reliable option but lacks the alpha field demeanor and explosive athleticism teams look for,” NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein wrote. “He has backup talent and should step into a special teams role quickly.”
Mack Wilson & Jacob Phillips boutta be nasty👀🔥
— airick😕 (@WalkoffBo) April 25, 2020