Mark Parson Scouting Report

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Mark Parson Scouting Report

Position: CB
Conference: MidAmerican
School: Ohio Bobcats
Year/Status: Declared
Jersey Number: #24
Height & Weight: 5'10 - 192 lbs.

2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Mark Parson, CB, Ohio

Parson, a Richmond, VA product, began his career with the Bobcats in 2005 as a true freshman. He even started two games recording 17 tackles, 3 passes broken up (PBU) and two sacks. Plus, he also returned two kicks. He started ten of fourteen games in 2006, making 44 tackles, 2 for loss, 16 PBU, plus one INT. Parson had a breakout junior campaign in 2007, recording 30 tackles, one for loss, broke up 7 passes, intercepted two balls and forced a fumble. His play earned him a reputation as a shutdown corner; teams only threw towards him an average of 1.35 times per game. He is an unusually strong player who plays bigger than his size indicates. He has good, but not great (4.49), speed. With great instincts for the position, Parson display an uncanny ability to cover receivers one-on-one. He is able to move his hips fluidly and is very quick -- making him a good open field tackle. Parson is not afraid of contact, but his backpedaling needs more refinement. While not the best athlete, he has good jamming technique. But, his level of competition is a concern; he too often bites on play fakes. Parson is one of those players who knows, almost by instincts alone, to play the position. A natural cover man, he does need to assimilate more complex systems before he can start for an NFL team. Right now he is a third round prospect who could have a good-to-great career in the next level.

Last Updated Nov-03-2008 by Raul Colon

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