The NFL Draft has crept up quickly, as the premier offseason event will begin next Thursday.

Recently, FOX college football analyst Joel Klatt did a dive into some of the top defensive prospects available in this year’s draft, creating a Top 5 list. It’s no surprise that Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons is on that list, topping the group at No. 1.

Parsons has been considered a first-round selection for the 2021 NFL Draft since the 2019 season came to an end. Despite opting out of the 2020 campaign, the former 5-star linebacker is still considered one of the most talented players in the draft class.

Klatt explained why he had Parsons listed at No. 1 in the video below:

“You just can’t coach it. He is physically so talented, his burst, his speed, his instincts on the field. He’s not even really a natural linebacker,” Klatt said. “This is a guy that I think is just going to have a fabulous career. He was a game-wrecker. The best defensive player in the B1G. [Penn State] surely missed him last year when he opted out. He’s a guy I think is going to have an excellent NFL career.”

In two seasons at Penn State, Parsons was credited with 191 tackles, 18 stops for loss, 6.5 sacks, 6 forced fumbles and 5 pass break-ups. Many believe the linebacker to be the first defensive player selected in the draft.