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Is Micah Parsons the New Aaron Donald?

What a bold question I have here. Comparing a Rookie to one of the greatest defensive players of all time. What am I thinking? Well after performance last season, it's safe to say he is a great , but does he have what it takes to be at 's level?

Before we begin, yes, I do know that Donald plays Defensive while Parsons plays Linebacker. Even with those differences, we can still compare the two in stats.

Let us first take a look at Donald's first-year NFL stats. In 2014 Donald played a total of 16 games with 48 total tackles on the season. He also managed to chalk up 9 . Good season for Donald in his first year.

Now we can look at Parsons stats for his first season. Last season Parsons played 16 games with a total of 84 tackles. He also was able to grab 13 sacks. A much better jump in the first season for Parsons than Donald.

Now given these facts we can see that Parsons had a much more successful first year than Donald did. Does this mean it can continue though?

One of the main reasons that Parsons may have gotten a better first year than Donald did is because of the position he plays.

Micah Parsons can wait for his to open a hole for him to run through. While for Donald, he must separate the line himself and then run through it to get the sack. That would make it harder for Donald to get the sack and easier for Parsons to get the sacks. This is an important detail in the stat department.

So is Parsons at Donald's level? No, I don't believe so. He is still learning and it's only his second year. Now is the potential there? I do think Parsons has it in him.

Parsons will be a very valuable player throughout the years to come and I think he will only get better. Donald is at his peak at the moment and nothing is stopping him.

We will be sure to keep an eye on Micah Parsons in the upcoming season. He is a very valuable weapon for any and within the next few years, we will see if Parsons can live up to Aaron Donald's skill level and in the game.

Tony Stahl
Tony Stahl
Hey there! My name is Tony Stahl. I have two passions, writing, and football, when you put those two together you have where I am now, Inside the Star! I am 19 and live in Fort Worth and am a huge Cowboys fan. Football is my most favorite topic and I could talk your head off all day about it.

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