• Height/Weight: 6-3, 244 lbs.
• Round 1, Pick 10
Well, look what we have here. The Dallas Cowboys replace one Penn State linebacker with another. Sean Lee, a 2010 second-round pick, is from Pennsylvania and played for Penn State.
Here, the Cowboys use their 10th overall pick to bolster the linebacker spot. Micah Parsons played two seasons with Penn State. He is from Harrisburg, PA.
The linebacker stands at six-foot-three, 244 pounds. During his time with the Nittany Lions, Parsons recorded a whooping 191 tackles, five pass deflections, six forced fumbles, and 6.5 sacks. He turns 22 on May 26.
So, how did the Cowboys land Parsons in this mock draft? Great question. Let’s look at how the top 13 picks went down.
Landing Parsons in Big D
1 QB Trevor Lawrence – Jacksonville Jaguars
2 QB Justin Fields – New York Jets
3 QB Mac Jones – San Francisco 49ers
4 QB Zach Wilson – Atlanta Falcons
5 CB Patrick Surtain II – Cincinnati Bengals
6 OT Penei Sewell – Miami Dolphins
7 WR Jaylen Waddle – Detroit Lions
8 WR DeVonta Smith – Carolina Panthers
9 OT Rashawn Slater – Denver Broncos
10 LB Micah Parsons – Dallas Cowboys ***
11 WR Ja’Marr Chase – New York Giants
12 CB Caleb Farley – Philadelphia Eagles
13 TE Kyle Pitts – LA Chargers
As you can see, Patrick Surtain joined the Bengals and fellow Dallas Cowboy, Chidobe Awuzie. The Bengals opted to go cornerback instead of taking an offensive tackle, Penei Sewell. Sewell went to the Dolphins, while Kyle Pitts dropped out of the top 10 board.
In the end, I chose Parsons over Farley, Horn, and Pitts. Will I have buyer’s remorse down the road? Possibly.
If the Cowboys can’t lock down Surtain, Parsons is an immediate starter who can assist with the run defense immediately. Now that the Cowboys are down with Lee retiring, Parsons is an awesome pick-up for Big D!