Penn State has two players on the defensive side of the ball that are hopeful first-round picks, and one of them is going viral this week.
At Penn State’s Pro Day, linebacker Micah Parsons likely solidified his case in a big way while running the 40-yard dash.
Per Penn State, the official time for Parsons came in at 4.39.
“It’s going to be a really good day for us,” Dwight Galt, Penn State’s director of performance enhancement, said last week of today’s pro day. “I’ve made sure that all the NFL scouts — all 120 of the ones I’ve talked to this past year — know what’s coming. I don’t want any surprises.”
“We’ve gotten a lot of calls from the NFL about Jayson and Micah. … There’s gonna be all eyes on these guys,” Galt said. “I think it’s gonna be a very interesting fireworks show when they start testing.”
Parsons proved himself to be among America’s most impactful defenders as a sophomore when he earned 2019 Big Ten Linebacker of the Year, Cotton Bowl MVP recognition and consensus All-American status.
He elected to opt out 2020 season last August.