Stanford DT Harrison Phillips Interview!!!
I had the honor of asking Stanford DT Harrison Phillips two questions as he as in the prime of this draft process. Phillips is projected as a day 2 pick and was one of the most productive defensive tackles in college football history. The PAC-12 is one of the best divisions of college football and has some of the best competition. Last year, Phillips had over ninety tackles and seven and a half sacks to go along with two forced fumbles. To put that in perspective, Aaron Donald (the 2017 Defensive Player of the Year) had 41 tackles and played 3 more games than Phillips. Now obviously there's a huge difference between college football and the NFL but that is a pretty wide margin. Phillips also has the build to be an NFL defensive tackle, he is 6'4 and over 300 pounds. Take a moment to imagine you're Jared Goff or Joe Flacco and you see 300 pounds of Harrison Phillips running at you full speed just to give you a nice bear hug... Scary sight. Phillips has also came back from controversy, in 2015 Phillips tore his ACL. Tearing your ACL is one of the most brutal injuries that can occur for a football player but Phillips recovered and turned out better than ever. Phillips graduated with a double major in Sociology and Science, Technology and science, and minored in Education. The 300 lb. defensive tackle also showed up in Indianapolis at the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine, he had the most reps on the bench press with 42 of 225 lbs. So I got to ask Phillips two questions about his draft process.
What are you most looking forward to once you get into the NFL?
A: I'm most looking forward to the ability to play against the absolute best in the world. As an athlete and competitor you always want to push yourself to the most difficult task. The NFL is the best of the best.
What are your expectations for yourself once you get in the league?
A: I expect to go in and contribute as much as I can and as often as I can. I have high expectations because I care so much!
*I just wanted to thank Harrison Phillips for the opportunity to interview you. It means a ton to me and I'm looking forward to seeing what you can do in the NFL!