Philip Wheeler #52
College: Georgia TechHeight: 6’1⅞”Weight: 248 lbsArm Length: N/A”Hand Size: N/A”
40 Yard Dash: 4.763 Cone Drill: 7.1120 Yard Shuttle: 4.29Bench Press: 24 repsVertical Jump: 31″Broad Jump: 118″
“A tenacious, strong and remarkably athletic inside linebacker… considered by many as one of the nation’s best-blitzing linebackers”. Those were words used to describe Philip Wheeler coming out of college. He averaged a half sack per game his senior year at Georgia Tech and also led the team in tackles. His athleticism allows him to play coverage as well and he led Georgia Tech in interceptions in 2007 with four, not bad for an inside linebacker.
His athleticism was a big part of why he was drafted by the Colts in the third round of the 2008 draft. The Colts have been a very finesse defense for the better part of a decade and really liked how a guy like Wheeler fit into their defensive system. The Colts run a strict cover two defense where Wheeler’s athleticism was neede