By Peter Gleason
The Eagles haven’t spent a draft pick on a prime-time linebacker since they took Mychal Kendricks in 2012, and they got six good seasons out of him.
History has shown they don’t put much emphasis on the LB position, except as an afterthought.
Next month’s draft may be the time to break that bad habit.
Penn State’s Micah Parsons, who came in at 6-3 and 246 pounds for last week’s Nit Pro Day, posted a jaw-dropping 4.39-second 40-yard dash time to go along with a 34-inch vertical jump and an 10-foot-6-inch broad jump,
Jayson Oweh, at 6-4, 257 pounds, bested Parsons with a 4.36 40, a 39.5-inch vertical, and an 11-foot-2-inch broad jump.
Additionally, Oweh put up a 6.84-second three-cone drill and a 4.15-second short shuttle, showing agility in line with the draft’s top cornerbacks and wide receivers.