Mississippi State OL checks in as heaviest player at Senior Bowl
They got out the tape measure and scale at the Senior Bowl and recorded the top — and bottom — players in each category.
Mississippi State OT Tyre Phillips checked in at 342 pounds, the heaviest player in Mobile, Alabama ahead of the Senior Bowl on Saturday afternoon. On the other end of the chart was former Ole Miss QB Shea Patterson of Michigan with the smallest hands among quarterbacks at 9 1/4.
Phillips, a Grenada, Mississippi native, played only one season of high school football. In Starkville, he started 13 of 26 career games played before he graduated in December. Before Mississippi State, he spent two seasons playing guard for a record-breaking East Mississippi Community College offense.
With a solid performance at the Senior Bowl, Phillips’ NFL Draft stock could continue to rise. He already earned the highest offensive grade among MSU offensive linemen and the second-highest offensive grade on the team from Pro Football Focus (80.1). Phillips allowed just two sacks and one QB hit across 398 snaps in pass protection.
His 80.1 offensive grade was the 11th best in the Power 5 and the second best in the SEC among offensive tackles who played at least 800 snaps
Senior Bowl measurements:
Tyre Phillips, OT, Miss St (342)
Alex Taylor, OT, S.C. St (6-8 1/2)
LARGEST QB HANDS
Jordan Love, Utah St (10 5/8)
SMALLEST QB HANDS
Shea Patterson, Michigan (9 1/4)
Taylor (36 1/8)
Taylor (88) pic.twitter.com/A2ozQitn8Z
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