NFL Draft 2021: Final 32-pick Round 1 mock with trades
NFL Draft Pick No. 12: Micah Parson, Linebacker, Penn State
Micah Parsons is the biggest question mark in this draft. His tape pegs him as the next big linebacker prospect in the NFL Draft but being implicated in a hazing scandal at Penn State that’s resulted in a pending (as of writing) lawsuit.
Parsons was a productive linebacker at Penn State and is an athletic specimen. He opted out for 2020 but had 109 tackles, 14 tackles for loss and five sacks in 2019. The Philadelphia Eagles could use such a prospect as they look to rebuild their roster.
The character concerns will depict where falls in the draft, and it is serious enough that he may slide out of the top 10. A team picking around this mark will probably fall in love with him enough, however, to take the risk.
If he keeps his nose clean in the NFL, he can be a generational talent at linebacker.