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Micah Parsons the perfect linebacker within the NFL? Here’s where ESPN ranked him


It took Micah Parsons one season to go from Twelfth-pick within the NFL Draft to, possibly, the perfect defensive player in football.

But ESPN isn’t crowning him, yet. No less than not the oldsters who Jeremy Fowler spoke with while putting together his rating of the highest 10 off-ball linebackers within the league. Parsons still got some big-time respect because he got here in at second in Fowler’s rankings.

Indianapolis’ Darius Leonard got the highest spot.

And this wasn’t just Fowler’s opinion going into these rankings. The ESPN author said he “surveyed greater than 50 league executives, coaches, scouts and players,” to return p with the list.

The previous Harrisburg High and Penn State linebacker got it done on the sector in his first season, turning in some amazing performances to win the league’s Defensive Rookie of the Yr honor.

Parsons had 13 sacks as a rookie and recently said he’s out to surpass that performance in his second season.

“Fifteen (sacks) is just like the minimum,” he told CBS Sports this week of his 2022 goal. “Fifteen is what I wanna hit, but definitely 23 is that goal to interrupt the (NFL) record.”

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