Scouting Report on Shakim PhillipsHow we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game setting, Campby Barry Every - 08/17/2009
- SpeedDivision I Player
- SizeBlue Chip
- StrengthBlue Chip
- AgilityDivision I Player
- Ball SkillsBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Wide, thick-shouldered and a thin waist similar to Terrell Owens. Phillips has really big hands and lean legs that could use some additional muscle mass. He has the body to take punishment over the middle.
Needs Improvement: He needs to work on initial speed off the line of scrimmage, which should help him create separation quicker.
Most Impressive: Excellent route runner with hands like a Venus flytrap. Phillips does a nice job of using his body to shield off defenders.
Conclusion: His hands and route running almost assures him playing time as a freshman. If he does improve on his speed, he could eventually become an All-American.
Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina