3 under the radar LB’s in draft Cleveland Browns can replace Joe Schobert with
By Grant Puskar
No. 3: Jacob Phillips, LB, LSU
Jacob Phillips, linebacker out of LSU, decided to not take part in the bench press at the NFL Scouting Combine, but he competed in every other drill and test. He seemed to impress a lot of scouts in attendance. Phillips finished third-best at the combine for his position in the vertical jump with a 39-inch vertical. He also had a very solid outing at the broad jump, going for 126 inches.
Phillips also ran a time of 4.66 on the 40-yard dash, almost identical to current Browns linebacker Mack Wilson, who ran a 4.65. Having two linebackers with solid close out speed could be killer for this Browns defense moving forward.
In his last year at LSU, Phillips recorded 113 total tackles with only one sack on the season. With the Browns having loads of talent at different positions on defense, Phillips could really benefit from some of that rookie year pressure being lifted from him by his teammates.
Phillips also has championship experience, as he is now entering the 2020 draft after winning the National Championship with LSU this past year. If he is still available in the later rounds of the draft, Phillips could be a guy worth taking a look at.