Here’s the tone-setting linebacker the Philadelphia Eagles have been looking for.
Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons is a complete three-down weapon that can come streaking into a running lane to blow up a running back as well as play in space to give the Eagles a boost in defending the opposing team’s passing game.
In order to land Parsons, the Philadelphia Eagles would have to, more than likely, stay around the eight draft position, where the Carolina Panthers are now. There, they could add draft capital and still steal one of the best defenders in 2021. A true sideline-to-sideline weapon Parsons is capable of running down offensive playmaker while diagnosing an ever-changing game plan on the fly.
Blessed with great size at six-three and 245-pounds, the Penn State product is a mountain of a man with the quickness and ability of a much shiftier prospect. With a great football IQ, Parsons is a natural leader and would help push the Eagle’s linebacker room to greatness.
The Philadelphia Eagles have not spent capital on linebackers this early in the draft, but it’s hard to find a player with this young man’s skill set. So if he is available after the Birds trade down, if that is indeed an option, the front office needs to consider the talented Nittany Lion.