Scouting Report: Harrison Phillips, DT, Stanford

By Kelby Goodman

Number: #66 | Hometown: Omaha, NE | Height: 6040 | Weight: 307 | Hand: 1038 | Arm: 3378 | Forty: 5.21 | Bench: 42 | Vert: 32” | Broad: 7-5 | Shuttle: 4.50 | L-Drill: 7.28 | Class: 2018


The strongest player pound-for-pound in this year’s draft class; see 42 bench press reps. His strength translates on the field, as he holds up at the point of attack and uses it to have his way with interior lineman. His strength gives him a great ability to ride the block, diagnose and then disengage. Part of this is due to his ability to lock out his arms and generally make contact first, giving him the better hand position. He does a great job of staying low despite his height, likely due to his wrestling background (high school heavyweight champ) and staying square to the line of scrimmage. His swim move is impressive and has allowed him to get to the quarterback more times than one would expect for an athletically limited interior lineman. Despite not having a quick get off or a large pass rush collection, he does show the ability to collapse the pocket and make the quarterback dance. He likely won’t rack up many sacks at the next level, as he can be a bit slow off the snap, plus next level quarterbacks get rid of the ball much faster. Also, you won’t see him tracking down many running backs, as he can look plodding out on the field at times. His role at the next level will depend on the defensive scheme he’s selected into but his skillset screams round one.


As a Senior (2017)
• FWAA All-America second team (defensive line)
• AP All-America third team (defensive tackle)
• All-Pac-12 first team
• AFCA Good Works Team
• CoSIDA Academic All-District
• Alamo Bowl Sportsmanship Award
• Lott IMPACT Trophy finalist
• Bobby Bowden Award finalist
• Pac-12 All-Academic first team
• Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 30)
• Lott IMPACT Player of the Week (Oct. 30)
• Lott IMPACT Player of the Week (Nov. 27)
• Bednarik Award semifinalist
• Bednarik Award watch list
• Outland Trophy watch list
• Wuerffel Trophy watch list
• Lott IMPACT Trophy watch list
• Team captain
• 14 games played
• Team-high 103 tackles
• Only FBS defensive lineman with 100 tackles
• Team-high 17.0 tackles for loss
• Team-high 7.5 sacks
• Two forced fumbles, one blocked kick
• Team-high tackles in six games
• Four games with 10 or more tackles
• At least one tackle for loss in 11 games
• At least one touchdown-saving tackle in 10 games

As a Junior (2016)
• All-Pac-12 honorable mention
• CoSIDA Academic All-District
• Pac-12 All-Academic first team
• Phil Steele All-Pac-12 preseason second team
• 12 games played
• 46 tackles (19 solo), 9.5 tackles for loss, 6.5 sacks

As a Sophomore (2015) • Game-by-Game Statistics
• Phil Steele All-Pac-12 preseason fourth team
• Season-ending injury in opener at Northwestern

As a Freshman (2014) • Game-by-Game Statistics
• Six games played
• Nine tackles, 2.0 sacks
• 1.0 sack in career debut at Arizona State
• Six tackles vs. Oregon State
• One tackle at Oregon
• 1.0 sack vs. Maryland

The Phillips File
• Played at Millard West (Neb.) under head coach Kirk Peterson
• Three-year letterwinner
• Nebraska’s top-ranked recruit by 247Sports, second by Scout and Rivals, third by ESPN
• Nation’s 28th-best weak side defensive end by 247Sports, 30th strong side defensive end by Rivals
• Nation’s 63rd-best defensive end by Scout, 28th weak side end by 247Sports, 30th strong side end by Rivals
• 295 career tackles (188 solo), 80 tackles for loss, 34.5 sacks and 23 forced fumbles
• 106 tackles (69 solo), 29 tackles for loss, 14.5 sacks and 11 forced fumbles as a senior
• 122 tackles (81 solo), 35 tackles for loss, 11 sacks, 16 pass breakups and six forced fumbles as a junior
• 67 tackles (38 solo), 16 tackles for loss, nine sacks and six forced fumbles as a sophomore
• Led team to an 11-2 record, district title and state semifinal appearance as a senior
• Four-time wrestling varsity letterwinner
• 96-11 record in first three seasons
• 2013 Junior National heavyweight champion
• Heavyweight state champion as a junior
• Brute-Adidas national champion (218-pound class) as a sophomore
• State champion (220-pound class) as a sophomore
• Qualified for state meet as a freshman
• Two-time academic All-Metro
• Four-time track and field varsity letterwinner
• Fifth in discus at 2013 state meet
• Two-time academic All-Metro
• Born in Omaha, Neb.
• Full name is Harrison Foster Phillips
• Son of Paul and Tammie Rose Phillips
• Sister, Delanie, played soccer at Nebraska-Kearney
• Double major in sociology and science, technology and society