Could Eagles Take Penn State LB Micah Parsons at No. 6?
While Alex Singleton came in and did a solid job at linebacker for the Eagles this season, its still a position of need for a defense that really is lacking a young impact player.
Make no mistake about it, Singleton did a nice job after replacing Nate Gerry, who was lost for the season due to injury. He wasn’t the problem but the team needs more of an impact player playing with him.
Singleton led the Eagles defense, making 120 tackles. The next closest player was Jalen Mills with 74. The next closest linebacker was T.J Edwards with 70.
For that reason Lance Zeirlein of NFL.com has the Eagles taking Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons.
Parsons, who opted out of the 2020 season due to the pandemic, is scary talented with outstanding body composition, rare speed and excellent open-field tackling ability. He'll help tighten up the Eagles' porous linebacker corps.
Parsons opted out of the 2020 season, but is still considered a Top 10 pick in this years draft, and maybe the top defensive player in this years class. The 6-foot-3, 244-pounder would give the Eagles defense a face, an impact player they have lacked.
He is considered an great blitzer and very good in coverage, a perfect blend for today's game. In 2019, as a sophomore, Parsons registered 109 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and five sacks for the Nittany Lions.
The Eagles last took a linebacker in the first-round back in 1979, when they took Jerry Robinson out of UCLA.
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