Dylan Parham NFL Draft
A linebacker and tight end in high school, Dylan Parham also lettered in basketball and track. In track and field, Parham participated in sprints and jumps, which isn’t typical for the position he played on the gridiron. Parham went to Memphis to play tight end but moved to the offensive line in the spring of 2018 and became a four-year starter for the Tigers. His first two seasons were at left guard, his third season was at right tackle, and he finished his career at right guard in 2021.
Based on his measurables, he’s likely a center in the NFL but has never played a snap there previously so it is a projection. As you would expect based on his background, Parham is a terrific athlete. He is a smooth operator with nimble feet and is extremely flexible.
As a pass blocker, his athleticism shines. He easily frames defenders and has the foot quickness to slide and mirror pass rushers. As a run blocker, Parham is a technician that does well to establish body positioning. Parham offers great overall range as a blocker.
The concerns with Parham stem from his lack of mass and functional strength. He needs to bulk up and get stronger to maximize his opportunity in the NFL. Parham won’t be a fit for all teams and he projects best to a zone-blocking run scheme. Parham has plenty of intrigue for what he can become in the NFL, but it will require the right nutrition plan, time spent in the weight room, and adjusting to more bulk on his frame.