NFL Draft Pick No. 21: Jaelan Phillips, EDGE, Miami
The Indianapolis Colts need desperate help at EDGE, but the defensive line might be the weakest positional group overall. Former UCLA transfer Jaelen Phillips is a bit of a reach here, but he had a good season in 2020 and it could be argued he’s a better prospect than fellow Miami Hurricane Gregory Rousseau.
For Phillips, he benefits from a weak defensive line class and a strong season to bolt up draft boards into the first round.
A transfer from UCLA, Phillips has a great sole season with Miami recording eight sacks and 15.5 tackles for loss in only a 10-game season.
The 6-foot-5, 266-pound EDGE impressed people with his strength and move set in the pass-rush for Miami. His sound technique, speed and strength could see him become a potential steal as well as a potential bolter if a team in the teens are desperate for an EDGE.