Draft Rewind 2008 – Philip Wheeler – Oakland Raiders

What Ourlads NFL Scouting Services said about PHILIP WHEELER: Georgia Tech, 6015 236 4.51. Three-year starter that is instinctive, aggressive, and competitive. A strong run through tackler. Experienced blitzer because of scheme. Quick takeoff. Can adjust on the move. Good change of direction. Anticipates snap. Times blitz and has a burst to the quarterback. A downhill linebacker that keeps leverage on the ball. Has functional strength to take on back at the point of attack. Can play inside or outside. Experienced at both man cover and zone. Gets good depth on zone coverage and drives on the ball in front of him. A good athlete with a 40-inch vertical jump. Demonstrates first step quickness. Somewhat of a long strider but shows ability to redirect on the run. Attacks blockers aggressively, but will get blocked upright if he doesn’t play with leverage. Will get stuck on blockers at times. Good fit as a Will in a 3-4 scheme. Has 18 1/2 sacks in career and 34 1/2 tackles for loss. Productive over career. OSR:3/11. Fourth/fifth round. (A-33, H-9 3/4, BP-24, SS-4.29).

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