DE Phillips dazzles at Canes pro day

March 29, 2021

DE Phillips dazzles at Canes pro day … It was DEs on parade at today’s Miami pro day where Greg Rousseau, Jaelan Phillips and Quincy Roche all worked out. And while Rousseau was the guy everyone was expecting to put on a freakish performance, it was Phillips that stole the show. Phillips measured in at 6-5, 260 with arms just over 33 inches. He had a 36-inch vertical and ran the 40 in 4.56 seconds. More impressive though was his short shuttle clocking of 4.12 seconds which is just quick. Indeed, no DE even broke the 4.3 mark at the 2020 combine. For his part, Rousseau certainly looked the part at 6-6.5 and 266 pounds with a storkish wingspan including 34.75 inch arms and huge 11-inch hands. However, he didn’t test as well as expected, running the 40 in 4.68 seconds with a 4.45 SS clocking and a ‘mehish’ 30-inch vertical. Nothing particularly wrong about those numbers, they’re just not special. Same for Roche who had a 4.66 40 clocking along with a time of 4.42 in the SS. Not surprisingly, there was a big crowd at the Miami pro day including head coaches Brian Flores of the hometown Miami Dolphins, along with Bill Belichick of New England and Joe Judge of the NY Giants.

Of course, the DEs weren’t the only former Canes working out. TE Brevin Jordan, for example, measured in at 6-2.5 and 247 pounds which is on the small side. Jordan also had an excellent 40-time of 4.67 seconds, which if it holds would have been the second fastest at the position at the 2020 combine. On the other hand, his vertical (30-inches) and his short shuttle time (4.62) would have been the second worst among TEs atlast year’s combine. Go figure!