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Brandon Brief and OJ McDuffie respond to incredible examination numbers from Micah Parsons and other latest Lions

State University, Pa. — “That’s huge receiver fast,” is an correct description of the quantities place up by the previous Nittany Lions at Pro Working day.  

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin known as the athletic display a freak show. 

Penn Condition Defensive Coordinator Brent Pry claimed, “He’s so excellent at every little thing we couldn’t work him in all places. Greatest include male, ideal rush guy, most effective at the second level,” referring to Micah Parsons.

Penn State’s Professional Working day brought reps from 31 NFL groups to Delighted Valley this previous week, and a person of the prospective buyers they desired to see was Harrisburg’s own Micah Parsons.

For the first time due to the fact the Cotton Bowl in December of 2019, we noticed Parsons competing on the grid-iron.

Most authorities foresee him being an early to start with spherical pick, and his pro day effectiveness backed that up.

The previous Cougars standout experienced a 34-inch vertical and a 4.39 40-lawn sprint.

“I’m just likely to make plays like I did at Penn Point out, demonstrate these fellas why Penn Point out breeds the way we do,” he stated afterwards on a zoom with the media.

Micah was not the only one particular with spectacular quantities.

Defensive finish Jayson Oweh also turned heads with a beautiful 4.36 40-yard dash, 21 bench press reps of 225 lbs, and a 4.21 20-property shuttle run. Oweh and Parsons have been training jointly to get completely ready for the draft. In accordance to Oweh, that has driven the speedy moments.

“He has this factor exactly where, whoever goes first, the second human being is usually likely to have a greater time, observing what the other individual did, so they have to kick it up a notch.”

Pat Freiermuth is even now functioning his way back again from surgical procedure, so he didn’t test anything, but did operate routes for the scouts and coaches.

“They want me to drop a little pounds. I believe I weighed in at 251 or 252, so that’s almost certainly where by I’m going to perform at my rookie period.”

Shaka Toney, Lamont Wade, Will Fries, Michal Menet, and Steven Gonzalez also showcased their skills at PSU’s Professional Working day.

On a zoom connect with hosted by FOX43’s Todd Sadowski, previous Nittany Lions who know a issue or two about enjoying in the NFL reacted to figures place up by the most up-to-date satisfaction of the Lions. 

Former Lion and Miami Dolphins vast receiver O.J. McDuffie had this to say about Parsons referring to NFL scouts. 

“They know these guys can participate in football, but now they can see how these men measurables, measure up to everybody else.  And all those measurables are off the charts. Consider about a male like Micah, he has only played 3 semesters of football at Penn Point out, so he has hardly been there and that implies how uncooked he is.”

A member of the Linebacker-U custom Brandon Small also chimed in to react to Micah’s range by evaluating his very own figures back again in 2000.

“(These gamers) catapulted forward in terms of velocity and agility. When I ran mine I ran a 4.61/4.59 and did 26 on the bench so I was solid but no wherever around as agile as these dudes.”

The 12 months shorter was drafted was 2000. That is when Penn State had the initial and next general picks from the same protection, defensive end Courtney Brown #1 and LaVar Arrington #2. That LB – DE mix is comparable to the Parsons – Oweh tandem in phrases of athleticism. McDuffie was also a 1st rounder, taken with the 25th pick of the 1993 draft by the Miami Dolphins.

Though some Lions are completely ready for the up coming amount, other are anxiously awaiting this future yr and are fired up for spring apply.

Limited Stop Brenton Unusual is expected to be a go to focus on for the Lions offense. He has been determined by the -5 indicator that was displayed in the body weight home during the offseason. 

On the defensive aspect of the ball senior Tariq Castro-Fields made the selection to return to Penn State in part since of an damage riddled 2020 marketing campaign.  The corner is all set to give it one additional go and depart it all on the discipline. 

“Just acquired to be in a position to engage in a total year and just show what I can do. I have so a great deal additional in the tank and I have not been equipped to clearly show it nevertheless so I am excited for this year, I am thrilled for follow tomorrow.”

Castro-Fields mentioned part of him acquiring far better is just currently being readily available.

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