The Dallas Cowboys selected linebacker Micah Parsons with the No. 11 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. And honestly, it seems like a perfect match. Parsons has been eyeing the Cowboys since before his career at Penn State finished and Dallas is eager for Parsons to learn behind their linebacking core of Jaylon Smith and Leighton Vander Esch.
With all this excitement surrounding Parsons, Dallas fans will be thrilled to grab a first look at the Penn State product in Cowboys rookie minicamp this past week.
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The video is short but Parsons already seems to be fitting right in at Cowboys minicamp. The rookie linebacker brings a load of talent to an already strong unit for Dallas. Despite opting out of the COVID-19 season last year, Parsons still racked up close to 200 tackles in his first two seasons of college.
With such strong production, Parsons was quite the decorated product throughout his college career. This included All-American and All-Big Ten honors in 2019 in addition to winning the Butkus–Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year award.
For Dallas, this strong unit of linebackers is led by Smith and Vander Esch. Smith led all Dallas defenders with 154 combined (89 solo) tackles in 2020 and Vander Esch owns 272 combined (177 solo) tackles in three years.
Currently, Parsons is the favorite to take home some more hardware next year. FanDuel Sportsbook gives him leading +550 odds to win the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award in 2021, according to the latest NFL odds.
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