Big, bruising body mover with serious knock-back power to clear the debris from the gaps in the run game. Phillips has flown under the radar, but his tape is filled with fits of strength at the point of attack. His wide frame includes a wide power zone that prevents his edges from becoming leaky. He fits into power, gap scheme and inside zone as a run blocker, but outside zone is asking too much. He has a lack of functional range in pass sets that might require more tight end help than play-callers would care to give. Interior protection duties should come naturally and he has early starting potential with an above-average ceiling for a power-driven offense.
He stepped into the starting left tackle job for his senior season, beginning all 13 games for the Bulldogs.