Penn State LB Micah Parsons is stunned J.K. Dobbins fell to No. 55, says Ravens 'getting a steal'
Playing linebacker in the B1G, Penn State’s Micah Parsons has seen a lot of great running backs during his first two years in State College. None, however, are better than J.K. Dobbins. Well, at least according to Parsons.
Dobbins fell significantly in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft, not getting picked until No. 55, when he was selected by the Baltimore Ravens. Having been forced to try to tackle the former Ohio State running back the last two seasons, Parsons was stunned Dobbins slipped so far.
“No cap J.K. Dobbins the best running back I went against,” Parsons tweeted out. “[I don’t know] how he fell this far [but] whoever gets him is getting a steal!”
No cap jk Dobbins the best running back I went against idk how he fell this far whoever gets him is getting a steal!
— BLESSEDMVP (@Micah_Parsons11) April 25, 2020
Dobbins had an outstanding final year in Columbus, rushing for 2,003 yards and 21 touchdowns while adding 247 receiving yards and two touchdown catches during Ohio State’s 13-1 season.
Parsons knows just how tough the ex-Buckeye can be on the field. In the 2019 matchup between Ohio State and Penn State, Dobbins rushed for 157 yards and two touchdowns on 36 carries while also catching one pass for 11 yards. In the 2018 game at Beaver Stadium, Dobbins took 17 handoffs for 57 yards and a score, but also had 61 receiving yards and a touchdown on two receptions.
Ohio State won both games.
In his three seasons at Ohio State, Dobbins rushed for over 1,000 yards every single season and continued to develop as one of the top ball carriers in the B1G. By the time his career in a Buckeye uniform came to an end, Dobbins had totaled 4,459 rushing yards and 38 touchdowns on the ground.
Perhaps the reason Dobbins slipped so much during the draft was because of the ankle injury he sustained during Ohio State’s Fiesta Bowl loss to Clemson at the end of the year. While still recovering from that, Dobbins decided not to participate in the 40-yard dash and debated on participating during Ohio State’s Pro Day, which was later canceled due to the pandemic.