SEC star is practically begging Cowboys to draft him thanks to Micah Parsons

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The Dallas Cowboys might not be willing to listen to Micah Parsons' free agency recommendations, but Parsons could still help the Cowboys attract big-name players. Runner-up in Defensive Player of the Year voting in each of his first two seasons, it stands to reason marquee players will want to play with Parsons.

Parsons actively recruited star defenders to Dallas last offseason, but both players -- DaRon Payne and Calais Campbell -- signed elsewhere.

Since Parsons' free agency pull might not be as influential as fans hoped (thanks, Jerry Jones), maybe his superstar appeal could help the Cowboys in the upcoming draft. A former linebacker who transitioned to a full-time edge last season, Parsons is likely an inspiration for versatile linebackers.

With Dallas in need of another LB after signing veteran Eric Kendricks, a former SEC standout is chomping at the bit to play with Parsons. Check out what Kentucky linebacker Trevin Wallace said of Parsons during an appearance on "Up & Adams" with Kay Adams.

Kentucky LB Trevin Wallace wants to play with Cowboys' Micah Parsons

Parsons is Wallace's favorite player and he imitates his game after the Cowboys superstar. Wallace isn't an outright edge like Parsons, but he's a high-class athlete and one of the top linebacker prospects in this class.

Wallace's 4.51 to-yard dash at the NFL Combine was the third-fastest amongst linebackers. He added a 37.5-inch vertical, 10-7 broad jump and 2.62 20-yard split. He scored an impressive 9.65 relative athletic score. Only NC State's Payton Wilson posted a hire RAS among linebackers.

Mind you, this comes after Wallace tallied 80 tackles, 5.5 sacks and 8.5 tackles for loss this season to help Kentucky qualify for a bowl game.

The former Wildcat could be speaking his dream of playing with Parsons into existence. Per reports, the Cowboys have confirmed Wallace as one of their top 30 visits. He's currently one of just two linebackers that have top 30 visits with Dallas, including Texas A&M's Edgerrin Cooper.

The Cowboys have long needed to get more athletic in the second level. Wallace has an ideal frame at 6-2 and 220 pounds and a relentless pursuit to the football. He can impact a play coming downhill or flying to the sideline.

His eye discipline could use some work, but luckily defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer is a linebacker whisperer. Not to mention, Eric Kendricks would be a perfect mentor for Wallace, who only started playing LB full-time in college.

Thanks to Parsons, Wallace is squarely on Dallas' draft radar.

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