Ranking Philadelphia Eagles six best options at 12th selection in NFL Draft

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806. . . . Micah Parsons, Penn State. 5. player

Are you sick of discussing the Philadelphia Eagles and linebackers in Round 1?

We know! We know! The Philadelphia Eagles haven’t taken a linebacker in the first round of any draft since they went with Jerry Robinson out of UCLA in 1979. We’ve heard this more times than we care to remember.

Yes, we understand that Philly’s had a revolving door of sorts at the position and that neither Andy Reid nor Jim Schwartz saw the linebacker role as one of the defense’s most important positions, but gosh this Micah Parsons guy is good.

At the time of this story being published, it’s the final Saturday of March, and we’ve seen nary a press conference from Shane Steichen. None of us are certain of what his defense will look like.

It seems doubtful that Philly will invest a high draft pick in an off-backer. There’s a chance he may not fall past the New York Giants at 11, but if Philly is serious about improving the second level of their defense with someone that can rush the passer or cover a tight end, this is the guy.

There’s no if, and, or but about it.