EAGLES DRAFT PENN STATE LB MICAH PARSONS IN ESPN’S MOCK!

By Peter Gleason

The NFL draft is still three-and-a-half months away — April 29-May 1 in Cleveland — but Eagles fans are psyched because they have the No. 6 pick.

Todd McShay just released his first mock draft for ESPN.com, and he has them taking Penn State linebacker, Micah Parsons.

6. EAGLES Micah Parsons, ILB, Penn State*

The Eagles haven’t drafted an off-the-ball linebacker in the first two rounds since 2012 when they took Mychal Kendricks at No. 46 overall. But wow, is Parsons special. He can drop in coverage, wrap up in run defense or get to the QB when turned loose on a blitz.

While wide receiver remains a problem even after drafting Jalen Reagor in the first round last April — and LSU’s Ja’Marr Chase will be tempting — this WR class is deep and still offers playmakers when Philly is back on the clock on Day 2. Trading back is an option, but if the Eagles stay home, this pick at No. 6 is all about the best player available: Parsons.

McShay echoed the sentiments of ESPN NFL Draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr., who said he believes Parsons and the Eagles are a good fit.

Parsons opted out this season, but in 2019 he logged 109 tackles, 14 tackles for loss, five sacks, and four forced fumbles.

 

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