NFL Network analyst explains why Indiana WR Whop Philyor can have great NFL career
This year’s draft class is loaded with talent at the wide receiver position. One name that seems to slip through the cracks is former Indiana star Whop Philyor.
NFL Network host Rhett Lewis was quick to give the former Hoosier a shoutout this week. He believes that Philyor has the explosiveness to be a successful receiver at the next level.
“Some of the best quicks in the draft,” Lewis said. “He’s 0-to-60 like a Lamborghini. Watch him off the line, blink and he might go right by you. …Whop can get off the line quickly, but you give him the ball right away and he will bust a move and make that first guy miss. Twenty-eight first missed tackles on receptions the last two seasons, that led the B1G. More than Rondale Moore out of Purdue, more than Rashod Bateman out of Minnesota.”
— Rhett Lewis (@RhettNFL) April 7, 2021
Philyor played an integral role in Indiana’s offense over the last two seasons. In 2020, he totaled 495 yards and 3 touchdowns on 54 receptions during the Hoosiers’ 6-2 season. In 2019, Philyor eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark with 1,002 yards and 5 touchdowns on 70 catches.
In his four seasons in Bloomington, Philyor hauled in 180 passes for 2,067 yards and 12 touchdowns.