Kyle Philips

Kyle Philips

Measurements
  • Height
    5110
  • Hand
    8 5/8
  • VJ
    33.5
  • Weight
    189lbs
  • Arm
    29 5/8
  • Speed
    4.58
WR Combine Averages
  • Height
    6004
  • Hand
    9 1/2
  • VJ
    36
  • Weight
    200lbs
  • Arm
    32
  • Speed
    4.51
Brian Friedland - Scout
Kyle Philips
  • Overall Rank
    130
  • Position Rank
    19
  • Position
    WR
  • Age
    23.0 Years
  • Team
    UCLA

Stats

Year Games Played Rec Yards YPC TDs Misc. Stats
2018 4 6 31 5.20 0 41 Punt Return YDS
2019 12 60 681 11.40 5 180 PR YDS, 1 TD
2020 7 38 370 9.70 2 77 Punt Return YDS
2021 11 59 739 12.50 10 203 PR YDS, 1 TD

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Size is limited as Philips is listed at 5110. Length is also limited as Philips has 29 5/8-inch arms. Frame is average as Philips fits the mold of a slot receiver. Durability is above the line with Philips only missing in action in two games during his four-year career at UCLA.

  • Size
    4
  • Length
    4
  • Frame/Durability
    6
Grade 4.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Toughness is above the line with Philips willing to throw his body around to help teammates out and to occasionally take big hits. Instincts are adequate with Philips showing a general knowledge of where to sit in the soft spots of zones. Effort and motor are above the line with Philips showing an impressive ability to keep his legs moving to force multiple defenders to tackle him.

  • Toughness
    7
  • Instincts
    6
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 6.7

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Explosiveness and speed are both adequate; however, Philips is quicker than he is fast. Body control is adequate with flashes of above the line. Flexibility and bend are above the line, and he should have more of a chance to showcase this flexibility more at the next level. Change of direction is adequate with flashes of above the line with Philips showing an ability to stop on a dime in order to beat a physical defender. Play strength is adequate with flashes of above the line due to Philips' ability to keep his legs moving and showcasing above the line contact balance (AT USC/Q3/0:43).

  • Explosiveness
    6
  • Speed
    6
  • Body Control
    6
  • Flexibility/Bend
    6
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    6
Grade 6.0

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Return ability is above the line, especially on punt returns where Philips can showcase his shiftiness. He can slide into the punt return unit for a team immediately. Perimeter blocking is above the line with Philips being unafraid to throw his body around to create openings for his teammates. Suddenness and release are both above the line. Philips shows an ability to create separation with short, quick moves against overeager defenders (v Arizona State/Q2/15:00). Route running is adequate, but some of this can be attributed to how Philips was used at UCLA. Ball skills are adequate with Philips showing flashes of above the line, especially in situations where he has to make catches through traffic (v California/Q3/12:04). Vertical threat ability is limited as Philips has a difficult time beating corners with pure speed; however, a lot of this can be attributed to UCLA's offensive scheme as Philips won't be asked to run vertical routes often at the professional level. Run after catch ability is above the line with flashes of outstanding. Philips is tough to bring down, but he also displays an ability to slip in and out of tackles, making him a difficult player to tackle in the open field (LSU/Q4/6:43).

  • Ball Skills
    6
  • Suddenness
    7
  • Release
    7
  • Route Running
    6
  • Run After Catch
    7
  • Vertical threat
    4
  • Perimeter Blocking
    7
  • Return Ability
    7
Grade 6.4

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Kyle Philips came into UCLA as a four-star recruit from San Marcos High School. In his freshman year, Philips was primarily a reserve receiver and special teams performer as he finished the season with 6 REC for 31 YDS and 41 Punt Return YDS. Philips would find a role in UCLA's offense the following year as he would reel in a career-high 60 catches for 681 YDS and 5 TDS on top of having 180 PR YDS and an additional score. In a COVID-shortened year, Philips would go on to record 38 REC for 370 YDS and 2 TDS en route to being named an All-PAC 12 Honorable Mention receiver by the coaches in the conference. In his redshirt-junior season, Philips would have his best statistical year, despite missing two games, where he would compile 59 REC for 739 YDS and 10 TDS along with 203 PR YDS and another TD. He would also be named a First Team All-PAC 12 wideout. Philips is a winning backup/SLOT receiver & punt returner at the NFL level who wins with his shiftiness, run after the catch ability, and impressive contact balance. He has a chance to move into a starting SLOT role if he continues to improve his route running ability and his hands on passes in traffic, which he will see frequently as a SLOT receiver.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • AT USC
  • Nov - 20 - 2021
  • Showcased impressive shiftiness and contact balance en route to having 6 REC for 80 YDS and 2 TDS
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Arizona State
  • Oct - 02 - 2021
  • Struggled to create separation and to make catches through contact despite having 6 REC for 58 YDS and 1 TD
Best Trait
Run After Catch Ability/Shiftiness
Pro Comparison
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