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Is Micah Parsons the Best Edge Rusher in the NFL?

Micah Parsons, fresh off his 97 ranking in Madden, is used to receiving his fair share of accolades.

But, is Parsons the best edge rusher in the game? NFL Insider Matt Lombardo thinks so.


Heavy on Sports’ Matt Lombardo released his rankings for the top 5 edge rushers in the NFL, ahead of the 2023 NFL season. Lombardo lists The Dallas Cowboys star Micah Parsons topped the list, beating out Nick Bosa, Myles Garrett, Maxx Crosby and T.J. Watt, as his top-5:

The has been speculation that Micah Parsons will be moving back to his natural position, defensive end, full-time in 2023. That would horrifying news for opposing quarterbacks, if Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn would buy in.

Parsons‘ explosiveness is unmatched, as is his versatility to get after quarterbacks off the edge, or wreak havoc as an inside linebacker. A strong case can be made that Parsons is the most disruptive defensive player in the NFL, by a fairly wide margin.

Over the past two seasons since being chosen in the first-round out of Penn State, Parsons 26.5 sacks, and Pro Football Focus credits him with 157 quarterback pressures over that span. Just imagine how prolific Parsons is going to be rushing the passer on every down. Parsons just might finally take home his first Defensive Player of The Year Award.


Parsons’ sophomore campaign in the NFL saw him earn All-Pro honors with 13.5 sacks, topping his impressive first year total of 13. 
The former first-round NFL Draft pick, out of Penn State, also forced 3 fumbles and recovered 3 fumbles for the Cowboys, who fell in the first round of the 2023 NFL playoffs.
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