One of the intriguing prospects that the Detroit Lions are potentially targeting is Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons, who opted out of last season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Beat writer Kyle Meinke said that the player has spoke with the team and did talk with the coaches earlier today.
With Penn State’s pro day/combine tests held on campus, Parsons is a prospect that is projected to be in the top ten (maybe top 5) in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Via scout Matt Miller and NFL Update on Twitter, Parsons clocked in at a 4.39 at his 40-yard dash today. That time is in the same area as in teammate and linebacker/defensive end Jayson Oweh and current Arizona Cardinals linebacker Isaiah Simmons.
Down below is the full pro day results of Parsons from Pro Football Focus.
However, there is a concern that Parsons could drop a bit due to character issues at the university.
Linebacker is considered a need on the team and the Lions are in good position to draft him at No. 7, but right now they are in the talking stages before the Draft.
It is believed that the team could draft a wide receiver, a defender or a quarterback in the first round, but Parsons could be a player that can be a game-changer if the Lions develop him correctly.