Steelers Sign Undrafted Boston College WR Shakim Phillips

The Pittsburgh Steelers signed undrafted Boston College wide receiver Shakim Phillips to their offseason roster on Tuesday.

Phillips, who measured in at his March pro-day at 6-1, 204-pounds, caught 74 passes for 1,096 yards and eight touchdowns during his college career. 60 of those catches came at Connecticut as Phillips transferred there after his 2010 freshman season. He did, however transfer back to Boston College after the 2013 season.

At his pro-day, Phillips reportedly ran a 4.45 second 40-yard-dash and posted a vertical jump of 39-inches to go along with a 10’07” broad jump. He also posted a 4.33 second time in the 20-yard-shuttle.

Phillips is the second undrafted player out of Boston College to sign with the team as quarterback turned wide receiver Tyler Murphy was also signed immediately after the 2015 NFL Draft

  • Matt Manzo

    The numbers sound good!

  • The Notorious TOM

    Did some reading on this guy, 4-star recruit was the #5 ranked receiver in 2009. Might actually do something.

  • Steve Johnson

    Hmm! Special Teams? Punt/KO Return Man?

  • steeltown

    This makes sense after the Brelan Chancellor cut the other day. We only had a couple camp receivers on roster, Goodwin, Rogers, Washington and Murphy. I like Goodwin and Eli Rogers personally, in regards to potential and possible future contributions.

  • Vinhuddle

    It would be nice if he has the capability to be the KO/Punt returner and save AB some.

  • snags em

    If he can be a returner that would leave Dri as a moot pick. This won’t happen because teams don’t like to admit they made a mistake in drafting.

  • snags em

    good to know someone is checking him out. But don’t hold your breath.

  • The Notorious TOM

    Never do w/ the UDFAs but it sounds like the guy was pretty durn good and just picked the wrong school.