Ex-Penn State star Micah Parsons discusses decision to opt out of 2020 season
Former Penn State pass rusher Micah Parsons says he didn’t enjoy his time away from the football field last fall.
Parsons was a guest on the CFB Podcast with Herbie, Pollack and Negandhi on Wednesday. They asked him about his decision to opt out of the 2020 season.
He also commented on the lack of defensive success across college football last season.
“It was a blessing and curse,” Parsons said, via 247Sports. “It was a curse because I wasn’t playing football and able to compete. With all the injuries and lack of prep that so many teams had, I feel like it was a blessing, because you never know what could happen out there. I don’t think a lot of teams got to prepare, and that’s why you saw a lack of defense and mentality out there.
“Definitely wasn’t fun just sitting on the couch, working out. Same schedule everyday, no different. It sucked a little bit.”
Parsons is a former 5-star prospect who is now preparing for the NFL draft next week. He’s expected to be picked in the top-half of the first round, and could go in the top-10.
Parsons and his former Penn State teammate Jayson Oweh are both currently expected to be picked in the first round. Penn State hasn’t had multiple players selected in the first round since 2003.
The NFL draft is April 29-May 1.