Scottie Phillips, RB
Ole Miss Rebels Football
We begin with the only offensive player represented by Ole Miss, running back Scottie Phillips. Phillips who found his way through the JUCO ranks was limited to playing time while in Oxford but still put up really good numbers.
In his junior season, Phillips was a powerhouse on the ground racking up 961 yards on 153 carries for 12 TDs while also producing 105 receiving yards on 10 catches. In 2019, burdened by nagging injuries, Phillips had just 542 yards on 125 carries with 6 TDs and 77 receiving yards on just 8 catches.
Phillips checked in at the Combine at 5’8 and 209 lbs. Phillips finished the Combine with an official prospect grade of 5.89 and NFL.com projects him as a backup/special teams player at the next level. Phillips overall grade was largely hurt by his slower than normal and unofficial 5.56 40-yard dash and not participating in the 60-yard shuttle.
Ole Miss football fans know all too well how Scottie Phillips can put distance between himself and defenders downfield. We’ve watched him do it time and again when he was totally healthy and not beaten up like in 2019. Not participating in the 60-yard shuttle points to Phillips still not being true to form from last season. OHT believes Phillips can do the same thing at the next level if given a healthy opportunity to show his skills. Not having a pro day certainly didn’t help Phillips but it didn’t hurt either and maybe he has had time to get back to full speed. One NFL team will pull the chain on Phillips but it will be in the later rounds.
OHT Draft Projection: Middle 5th Round