Meet Darius Phillips, college football’s dynamic two-way playmaker

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NFL offenses could use a shot of creativity. Shoddy offensive line play and bad quarterbacking have left some offenses searching for answers under rocks that have already been turned over. Brad Gagnon of Bleacher Report did an excellent job breaking down the league’s current offensive struggles here.

The struggling Tennessee Titans offense came out of their Week 8 bye with a new wrinkle on offense. They used hyper-athletic cornerback Adoree Jackson as a running back. This could be the start of a trend in the NFL.

If general managers start looking for players in the 2018 draft who can affect all three phases of the game, Western Michigan’s Darius Phillips should become a hot name in April.

The receiver-turned-cornerback is one of the most electric players in college football. Phillips has unique ball skills that he’s paired with elite athleticism to return five interceptions for touchdowns in his career. He’s also excelled as a return man, and the Broncos have started reintegrating the former receiver back into their offense.

Phillips took time out of busy schedule to sit down with us at Draft Breakdown. We discussed his position change, an NCAA record he recently tied, the best receiver he’s ever been tasked with covering, and more.

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