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Alex Parsons (OG)
  • Height:
    6'4"
  • Weight:
    309 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    31 3/4 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 in.
  • College:
    USC
  • Conference:
    Pac-12
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Overview

Parsons is a decent-sized lineman with good initial quickness and agility. There are a lot of things about him that are above-average-to-adequate, but there is nothing that really jumps off the screen at you. He can be overpowered by bigger interior linemen, and he lacks the haunch power to hunker down and stop the bull rush. He is more of a finesse blocker than a heavy hitter who can jar opponents back to their heels, and he will need to fit with a team that does a lot of zone blocking and does not require its linemen to overpower opponents for the run game.


Strengths

Parsons is tall with a wide frame. Has a quick first step and enough athleticism to pull. Fluid player for his size. Possesses good lateral agility and solid footwork to stay with pass rushers. Reads fast and displays a consistent effort. Has experience playing in a pro-style offense.

Weaknesses

Lacks the bulk and strength to overpower opponents at the next level in the running game. Struggles to stay low and will not be able to absorb a bull rush from NFL players. Does not use his hands well to deliver a good shot to the defender's pads.

Grade

2.0

 
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