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BRIEF: Micah Parsons could be a future top NFL Draft pick, recruiting expert says

The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa. — Brian Linder The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa.

July 17--Could Micah Parsons be the future first pick in the NFL Draft?

If Rivals.com National Recruiting Director Mike Farrell's vision is true, the answer is, "yes."

In an article featured on Rivals.com, Farrell picks the Harrisburg defensive end as the 2018 prospect who could be a future NFL combine "freak."

Farrell compared Parsons to Myles Garrett, the top pick in April's NFL Draft.

"Just watching him on film, and seeing how explosively athletic he is off the edge in person, I think he's a kid who is going to be 275 pounds by the time he hits the combine, and will have linebacker athleticism and speed with defensive end explosion," Farrell wrote.

Farrell also wrote that he could see Parsons lighting up the combine, like Garrett did, "if he continues to develop and add speed and quickness to his game."

Farrell also said Parsons reminds him of "a bigger and more athletic Noah Spence."

He finished by saying Parsons "has top five or 10 pick potential if he keeps his head on straight."

Parsons spent the weekend visiting Alabama.

He backed off a commitment from Penn State earlier this year, but still has the Nittany Lions in his list of top teams.

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