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Micah Parsons Makes Case To Be Top Defensive Player in Draft

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    If Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons was trying to get the Panthers' attention, he said the secret word.

    Parsons could be the highest-drafted defensive player in the 2021 NFL Draft, and teams watching his pro day workouts Thursday saw nothing to dissuade them.

    At 6-foot-3 and 245 pounds, he ran a 4.39-second 40-yard dash, an incredibly fast time for a man that size.

    But as tape showed the last time he played, that kind of explosive athleticism shouldn't have been a surprise.

    "I just feel like I'm the most versatile player in this class. I can play middle linebacker. I can play outside and I can pass-rush," he said. "I don't think there's no place I can't play at the linebacker spot.

    "I'm going to just make plays happen as I did at Penn State, show these guys ... we always do this, we show up in big-time games and big-time moments, so I don't think it's going to be anything less. We were trained for this."

    [ ... ]

    Read the full article HERE on Panthers.com.

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