2015 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions Top 5 Defensive Tackle Prospects

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Oct 4, 2014; Fort Worth, TX, USA; Oklahoma Sooners defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (80) celebrates a turnover against the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

4. Jordan Phillips – Oklahoma

Height: 6-foot-6  / Weight: 334 / Projected 40 Time: 5.21 / Projected Round: 2-3

Jordan Phillips is a big-body with a big burst. Prior to the 2014 college football season, many were already comparing Phillips to Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle, Gerald McCoy. He is incredibly athletic for his size and is able to overwhelm most offensive lineman.

Via Barry Every of rivals.com:

"Needs Improvement: “Phillips needs to play hard on every snap. He is so athletically superior to his competition that he seems bored at times.” Most Impressive: “His overall athleticism is off the charts for his size. It is not crazy to believe he could actually play tight end at the next level. Phillips is also very quick off the ball and could actually project as a giant strong side defensive end.”"

In 2013, Phillips suffered a back injury and was limited to just four games. He recorded seven tackles, with two for a loss and 1.5 sacks before the injury.

In 2014 the Oklahoma Sooner had 32 tackles, seven tackles for a loss, two sacks and one batted pass. The redshirt sophomore causes disruption at the point of attack and looks like an excellent candidate to play 3-4 nose tackle in the NFL. That’s the same role he plays for Oklahoma.

Next: 3. Malcom Brown