NFL mock draft: Colts select offensive tackle in full Round 1 mock
Tennessee needs a ton of work on the defensive end, but losing Jadeveon Clowney has prompted the need for yet another edge rusher alongside Harold Landry and the big, new signing in Bud Dupree. Phillips made scouts’ jaws hit the floor with his unicorn-like athletic profile, and the ex-Miami star could find a home with the Titans if Jon Robinson again gambles on potential.
Phillips is raw and has a ton of injury concerns, but Tennessee could be a perfect fit for him as he starts off his NFL career. Wait and learn as a situational pass rusher as a rookie, then take over the starter mantle as either a rush linebacker or hand-in-the-dirt pass rusher. If developed correctly, Phillips could be the best edge rusher in this class.
The Jets needed to get Wilson some help, but they also need to buff up a defense that was torn apart last season. Saleh could opt for another pass rusher here, but finding a potential cornerback star might be more important, and adding someone like Newsome could help Saleh patch things up in record time.
He might be a bit green and not the best athlete, but some of the numbers Newsome tallied with the Wildcats are downright comical, and they should give the Jets every indication he can be an important cog in their defense instantly. With Carl Lawson and Quinnen Williams on the defensive line, Newsome could help turn the secondary around.