Micah Parsons
Micah Parsons
22-Year-Old LinebackerLB
Dallas Cowboys
2021 Fantasy Outlook
The 12th overall pick in the 2020 Draft, Parsons graded as the top defensive player in the entire class on some boards. His sideline-to-sideline speed and burst to the ball are elite, giving him massive IDP upside as a tackle vacuum who also can rush the passer and handle coverage assignments. While he needs to refine his reads and positioning and learn when to lay back rather than be in all-out attack mode, physically there's little Parsons can't do on the field. The only thing standing between him and huge numbers as a rookie might be the competition for snaps from holdovers Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a four-year, $17.08 million contract with the Cowboys in June of 2021.
Lands in Dallas
LBDallas Cowboys
April 29, 2021
The Cowboys selected Parsons in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft, 11th overall.
ANALYSIS
The top linebacker in the draft, Parsons fills an immediate need in Dallas following the retirement of Sean Lee -- a fellow Penn State alum -- just before the draft. Parsons is arguably the best defensive player in the draft regardless of position, possessing true sideline-to-sideline athleticism while being a sure tackler. He checks in at 6-foot-3 and 246 pounds and runs a 4.39 in the 40-yard dash. With Leighton Vander Esch proving to have durability concerns, Parsons adds depth to the Cowboys' linebacking corps. He's more than just an insurance policy, though; Parsons can be an immediate difference-maker in the middle of that defense.
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Snap Distribution / Depth Chart
Snap Counts
Snap %
Dallas CowboysCowboys 2020 LB Snap Distribution See more data like this | See last season's snap counts
#% of Team Snaps

108198%
45942%
40837%
36733%
18016%
10%
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2020 Micah Parsons Split Stats
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Measurables Review View College Player Page
How do Micah Parsons' measurables compare to other linebackers?
This section compares his draft workout metrics with players at the same position. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that metric and it would be considered average.
* All metrics are from his Pro Day (not the combine).
Height
6' 3"
 
Weight
246 lbs
 
40-Yard Dash
4.39 sec
 
Shuttle Time
4.40 sec
 
Cone Drill
6.94 sec
 
Vertical Jump
34.0 in
 
Broad Jump
126 in
 
Bench Press
19 reps
 
Hand Length
11.00 in
 
Arm Length
31.50 in
 
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