Micah Parsons could be the piece that turns the Miami Dolphins defense into a legendary group.
Option #3: Select Micah Parsons
If the Jets do take Sewell, and the Dolphins cannot find a trade that they like, the next best choice would be to select Penn State’s, Micah Parsons.
Outside of Parsons, Trevor Lawrence, Sewell, Patrick Surtain II, Zach Wilson, or Justin Fields, there aren’t many other players that could merit a top-5 pick at the moment. Gregory Rousseau and Chase could make the argument if they test well at the combine, but they are worth top-10 selections.
Parsons fits the scheme with his ability to play outside linebacker and get to the quarterback. Under Brian Flores, we have seen guys like Kyle Van Noy, Andrew Van Ginkel, and Jamie Collins during his time in New England along with a laundry list of more guys excel.
Flores preaches versatility from the linebacker position and Parsons can give him that. With another elite piece at linebacker missing from this defense, Parsons could give the Dolphins that if Sewell is no longer on the board.
After the game against the Las Vegas Raiders, the Dolphins were drastically missing an elite pass rusher that can make a play at will, Parsons could give the Dolphins exactly that if he is the choice.
However, to tie this neatly in a knot, if Sewell is available the Dolphins should not second guess the selection.