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[BN] Blitz newsletter: Could the Bills find the next Kyle Williams in the draft?

A former champion amateur wrestler and Academic All-American who describes his football playing style as "intellectual brutality," Stanford defensive tackle Harrison Phillips has a number of qualities that should make him appealing to Sean McDermott and the Bills.

There's also this: "The first tape I popped on I said this looks like Kyle Williams coming out of LSU," NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah told the News' Mark Gaughan. "He reminds me so much of him, the strength, the power. I think he's a little underrated with his quickness and never stops with the motor."

Phillips is slightly taller (6-foot-3) and heavier (307 pounds) than the D-line lynchpin who has made five Pro Bowls since being drafted by the Bills in 2006, "and he even looks a little like Williams (without the beard)," according to Gaughan.

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