Micah Parsons Was Livid After Eagles Picked His Favorite Player in the Draft

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons
Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons / Screenshot via Bleacher Report on X
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Dallas Cowboys linebacker Micah Parsons was participating in a live stream during the 2024 NFL draft, and he was left bitterly disappointed after the player he declared his favorite in the class was selected by a division rival.

The Philadelphia Eagles nabbed arguably the top cornerback in the draft class with the No. 22 pick of the first round, selecting Quinyon Mitchell out of Toledo. Parsons, who had voiced his admiration for Mitchell's game, was devastated to see that the young defensive back would be joining the Eagles.

"I'm honestly utterly disgusted, on how lucky the Eagles are," Parsons said when asked for his thoughts on the pick. "I do not know how he fell that far. ... I thought he was a top 15, top 12 talent. He was definitely one of my more favorite players in this draft; he checked every box."

"I think this is a great pick. I think this is a terrific pick. I don't know how [Eagles general manager] Howie [Roseman] and them get so lucky," he added.

The first 14 picks of the draft were offensive players, meaning that some defensive talent fell deeper into the opening round. Philadelphia was a beneficiary of that, as Mitchell fell into their laps late into the first round, something Parsons expressed some jealousy over.

The Cowboys were set to select at No. 24, just two picks after Mitchell was picked by Philadelphia. The team ended up trading the pick to the Detroit Lions, moving back to No. 29 in the process.

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