Somehow, Micah Parsons slid outside of the top 10 during the 2021 NFL Draft, but the Dallas Cowboys were grateful he did. Dallas selected Parsons No. 12 overall, and he is off to a great start to his career.

Playing on Thanksgiving, Parsons posted 5 tackles, 2 TFL, a sack, and 5 QB hits vs. the Las Vegas Raiders. That brings Parsons up to 9 sacks and 15 TFL on the season.

According to NFL on CBS, Parsons leads NFL rookies in both categories. Parsons is also the rookie leader in pressures (44) and QB hits (23).

Parsons is already a beast as a rookie, and he is arguably Dallas’s most important defensive piece this season. He has started all 11 games this year and is second on the team with 67 total tackles. Parsons also leads the Cowboys in sacks, TFL, and QB hits by wide margins in each category.