Name: Micah Parsons Position: Linebacker College: Penn State Height: 6’3” Weight: 246 lbs (pro day) Overall Rank: No. 6 overall Position Rank: LB1 Strengths: It is rare to find a linebacker with Parsons’ athletic ability. At 6’3” and 246 pounds he ran a low 4.4-second 40-yard dash. Parsons has the build, strength and athleticism to play any linebacker spot and can handle all three phases of defensive play (run, pass, rush) equally. He’s explosive and violent when pursuing the football and shows the closing speed to erase plays when coming downhill. Parsons’ speed and burst are eye-popping and make him an ideal matchup defender against versatile, athletic tight ends in pass coverage. He’s also shown an ability as a pass-rusher and can impact the game coming off the edge. Parsons’ is loaded with potential—especially as a rusher—and could ultimately become a much better and more well-rounded NFL defender than he was in college. There is no limit to how good Parsons can be thanks to his elite athleticism.
Percent Chance and thoughts on this dude falling to WFT at 19? I’d like to see to see it happen
His issues processing plays, specifically any sort of misdirection, has me confused how he could possibly be ahead of other, much more technically sound linebackers. I understand swinging for the fences when it comes to athleticism, but I’d rather take Jamin Davis and Collins, who both seem to process the game much quicker and are very solid prospects as well.