Originally drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the third round (97th overall) of the 2020 NFL Draft.
- Led the Tigers in tackles in 2019 (113) after finishing second on the team behind first-round draft pick Devin White in 2018.
- Played in 39 games with 26 starts, including all 15 games in 2019.
- Posted 218 career tackles with two sacks and an interception.
- Led the SEC in total tackles (113) and ranked No. 7 in the league in tackles per game (7.5).
- Added 7.5 tackles for 22 yards in losses and a sack.
- Had eight tackles and a tackle for a loss in win over Clemson in national championship game.
- Named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance in first career start as he returned an interception 45 yards for a touchdown and added seven tackles in season-opening win over Miami in 2018.
New Linebacker Jacob Phillips | Best Podcast Available
On this episode of the Best Podcast Available, Jason Gibbs, Andrew Gribble, & Nathan Zegura discuss the 5th year options for 1st rounders of the 2017 NFL Draft, winners & losers of trades leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft and interview new Browns linebacker, Jacob Phillips.