NFL Draft: Is Jordan Phillips a good fit for the Green Bay Packers?

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Nov 22, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners defensive tackle Jordan Phillips (80) celebrates a play with teammates during the game against the Kansas Jayhawks at Gaylord Family – Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The Green Bay Packers are in need of a defensive tackle this offseason to improve the run defense that ranked 23rd in the NFL last season.

There should be plenty of options available to them in the opening rounds, including Oklahoma’s Jordan Phillips.

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Phillips impressed for the Sooners in 2014. He recorded 39 tackles, seven of which were for a loss, and two sacks.

He has the ideal combination of size and speed to fit the nose tackle position for the Packers. The 6-5, 329-pounder is athletic for his size and could be a major addition to the run defense.

Lance Zierlein of praised Phillips in his draft profile:

"“Nose tackle with desired height, weight and speed. Flashes talent necessary to project a ceiling as a dominant run stuffer best suited for a 3-4 defense. Phillips’ ability to eat up blocks should help him earn a high grade, but it’s his potential as a big athlete with above-average range for the position that could turn him into a Pro Bowl nose.”"

The Packers have an interest in Phillips, and they have met with him:

He sounds like an ideal fit should he drop to the 30th spot when the Packers hit the clock for the first time. However, there may be some concerns over the prospect …

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