Name: Micah Parsons Position: Linebacker
College: Penn State Uniform Number: #11
Class: Junior Height: 6'3
Weight: 245 lbs Projected Round: Top 10
There are few linebackers in college football as athletically gifted as Micah Parsons. A versatile defender, able to play multiple spots inside and on the edge. With the ability to be ubiquitous on the field, Parsons possesses exceptional speed and range, capable of making plays from different spots. Plays with intensity and tenor that is seemingly different than the rest of the defense and his opposition. His acceleration and closing speed are exceptional; nearly impossible to block when coming in on blitzes. Possesses reasonable strength, able to fight off blocks to make tackles. Even with his athletic skillset, he is seemingly patient and calculated in his approach.
His capabilities in coverage situations, are the only unknown area of his game. Though he has shown some proficiency in zone coverage, there is a tendency of him getting beaten by crossing routes inside. Needs to do a better job establishing a bend when blitzing from the edge; failing to do so, has resulted in him getting pushed off the arc in many instances.