Video: Penn State LB Micah Parsons Runs 4.39 40 at Pro Day Before 2021 NFL Draft

Rob Goldberg@TheRobGoldbergFeatured ColumnistMarch 25, 2021

Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons (11) in action against Purdue during an NCAA college football game in State College, Pa., on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Barry Reeger)
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Micah Parsons solidified his standing as one of the top prospects in the 2021 NFL draft with a huge performance at Penn State's pro day Thursday.

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The linebacker especially impressed with his 40-yard dash:

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4.41. ⏱ Watch @MicahhParsons11's 40-yard dash at @PennStateFball Pro Day ⬇️. https://t.co/LP1zIeMz0k

There will be no single 2021 NFL combine event because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Parsons would clearly be among the best in the class with his numbers. His fellow linebacker and 2020 top-10 draft pick Isaiah Simmons also ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds and was the only front-seven player to break 4.45 seconds.

Parsons is also likely to hear his name called early even after opting out of the 2020 season.

The 2019 All-American is rated the No. 19 overall player in the class by Bleacher Report. B/R's Justis Mosqueda listed the Penn State product as the most versatile, best blitzer and best run-stopper among all linebackers.