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NFL Draft Profile: Dylan Parham, Center, Memphis Tigers

NFL draft profile scouting report for Memphis center, Dylan Parham

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#56
Pos: OC
Ht: 6030
Wt: 285
DOB: 8/24/99
Eligible: 2022
Carrollton, GA
Carrollton High School

Dylan Parham
Memphis Tigers


One-Liners

Undersized guard that should move to center and has the athleticism and movement skills to stick on rosters.

Pros:

Quick moving interior prospect for the Tigers. With a stout build, Parham is able to come off the ball with low. His pad level stays low throughout the rep and keeps himself underneath the defender. Smooth mover in space, Parham pulls out in space well and can block downfield. Lines up defenders at the second level, keeps his eyes in the right area. Posture in pass protection is good, keeps a flat black and sinks into his hips. His wide base allows him to stay away from bending at the waist and losing balance. When shooting his hands, Parham lands them consistently and keeps his hands inside the chest. Runs his legs well when engaged as a run blocker. 

Cons:

At only 6-foot-2 285 pounds, Parham may only have a future at center in the NFL. The lack of mass will hurt him at the next level. For his size, Parham still lacks upper body strength. His punch doesn’t stun rushers or knock them off their path. Needs to play with more aggression looking to finish more blocks. At the point of attack, Parham loses the battle and gets moved off his spot at times, giving up yards as a pass protector. Doesn’t have the true ability to anchor and stop power rushers.

Summary:

Stout build, Parham has a future in the NFL as an interior prospect. He possesses great technique to keep blocks and hold his own, but the lack of physical traits and strength will hurt his play. 

Background:

Dylan Parham attended Carrollton high school in Georgia where he played linebacker as a junior and as a blocking tight end as a senior. Without a defined position, Parham was recruited and rated as an EDGE. 247Sports ranked him as a 2-Star recruit, the 3,170th-best recruit nationally, the 144th-ranked weak side defensive end recruit in the country and the 351st recruit in the state of Georgia.

Parham committed to Memphis as a tight end and redshirted his true freshman season in 2017. He moved to offensive line in 2018 and started all 14 games at left guard as well as in 2019. In 2020, Parham started 11 games at right tackle and was named to the Outland Trophy watch list. In 2021, Parham moved positions again and started games at center, further showcasing his positional versatility on the offensive line.

Parham has truly endured a journey during his Memphis tenure. He’s played four different positions, started at three different spots on the line and bulked up from 285 pounds to 304 pounds. Furthermore, Parham has also had to step into a leadership role, one that he was honest about being new for him, but he embraced with open arms, "I'm definitely just trying to learn how to take the lead role. Use what the older guys taught me in the past and just plan on being more vocal. That's a goal for me this year. Displaying how to be a leader and be more open."

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Grades

Current Player Value/Potential Player Value

6.3 / 7.1

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#56
Pos: OC
Ht: 6030
Wt: 285
DOB: 8/24/99
Eligible: 2022
Carrollton, GA
Carrollton High School

Dylan Parham
Memphis Tigers


One-Liners

Undersized guard that should move to center and has the athleticism and movement skills to stick on rosters.

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