Brad Holmes has delivered two excellent drafts to lay a foundation for the Detroit roster. One position that remains in need of a fix is cornerback. Jeff Okudah has been a bust up to this point, and he was a pick of the prior regime. If he doesn't break out in 2022, Detroit will need an upgrade. Additionally, Amani Oruwariye is in the final year of his contract. Thus, corner has the potential to be a big need for the Lions.
Phillips is a talented cover corner who can run the route and prevent separation. In 2021, he collected 61 tackles, two interceptions and 13 passes defended. The big question with Phillips will be size because he is listed at 5-foot-10, 185 pounds. It would help Phillips to add a little weight, and if he measures in shorter, he might be regarded as a slot corner only.
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