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Phillip Merling
Ht/Wt: 6-5/270 lbs
Position: DE
School: Clemson
Class: Senior


Phillip Merling Player Profile

Positives: Well built athlete who brings it every down. Fluid football player with physical attributes which give him great range on the football field. Good pass rusher with a nice blend of strength, quickness and balance. Equally good run blocker and gives great effort in this area. Hard-worker and highly consistent player.

Negatives: Is not an elite athlete. Must learn to disengage and keep himself in plays longer. Lacks pass rushing moves. Must improve leg drive. Does not stand out on the field in one particular area.

Outlook: Looked better on the field than top draft pick Gaines Adams at times in 2006. Has the frame to play DE in a 3-4 scheme and could become one of the best pass rushing 3-4 DEs in the league if used at that position. Mature player with very few flaws. Should have a highly productive NFL career. Consistency is his game.
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