Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons is an intriguing expertise and one that would assist the New York Giants protection if plugged in alongside Blake Martinez. However, there are some character issues with Parsons that apparently fear the Giants.
Although Parsons addressed and dismissed a few of these issues, the Giants don’t seem like bought. In truth, one NFL expertise evaluator advised Ryan Dunleavy of the New York Post that Big Blue prefers Parsons get chosen forward of their decide at No. 11 general so the choice is made for them.
“The Giants are hoping another team takes him,” a expertise evaluator with one other NFL staff advised The Post, “so they don’t have to decide.”
Others across the league liken Parsons to former Giants vast receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who was considered as a proficient competitor with a really immature and distracting aspect.
“There’s some [concern] because he comes off like Odell Beckham with high-maintenance stuff — like a quarterback playing linebacker,” one NFL scout stated. “But I’m not nervous about Parsons like I used to be nervous about [DeAndre] Baker.
“He’s going to be a rock star, like an LT. He’s going to play early, he’s going to have success, he’s going to be sitting court-side. Nothing is going to stand in the way of football for Micah. The red flags aren’t enough to deter you from drafting him.”
The Giants aren’t so positive.
Kim Jones of NFL Network, who can also be a Penn State alum, says Parsons is considered one of a handful of gamers the Giants are strongly contemplating with their first-round decide.
As talked about on @NFLTotalAccess, I confirmed immediately that these 6 are AMONG the gamers the #NYG are contemplating w/the eleventh general decide:
Azeez Ojulari, GA, edge
Micah Parstons, PSU, LB
Kwity Paye, Mich, edge
Rashawn Slater, NU, T
Patrick Surtain, Ala, CB
Jaylen Waddle, Ala, WR
— Kim Jones (@KimJonesSports activities) April 14, 2021
ESPN’s Jordan Raanan had a unique tackle his “Breaking Big Blue” podcast earlier this week nevertheless, saying it might be a shock if the Giants went with Parsons at No. 11.
“There’s a lot of smoke around Micah Parsons. I’d be surprised if the Giants went in that direction right now,” stated Raanan.
The conflicting data on Parsons is fascinating, however signifies a combined bag of opinions contained in the East Rutherford amenities. The Giants have been burned within the latest previous by choosing gamers with some character points and issues clearly didn’t work out with OBJ, so the reluctance is comprehensible. But with so many roles on the road, it’s additionally straightforward to grasp how some would fall in love with Parsons’ expertise.
“If I’m the Giants and I’ve had a recent track record of some misses with key assets,” one league supply advised the Post, “I’m probably going to be a little more risk-averse with that first pick and lean a little more towards the higher floor than getting too carried with the higher ceiling.”