3 best Commanders' candidates to play Micah Parsons role for Dan Quinn

Jamin Davis and a prominent 2024 NFL draft edge-rusher are among the best candidates to play the Micah Parsons role for the Washington Commanders and head coach Dan Quinn.
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Commanders could draft Chop Robinson

The Washington Commanders have already met with arguably the best fit for a Micah Parsons-style role, Chop Robinson. He's even been compared to his fellow Penn State alum by NFL.com's Lance Zierlein:

"[Chop] Robinson might not be as fast as [Micah] Parsons, but he’s close. He’s ultra-twitchy with the explosiveness to get on top of blockers and overwhelm them in an instant."

Robinson's sack numbers for the Nittany Lions, 9.5 in the last two seasons, won't wow anybody. What should impress the Commanders is the player's natural versatility.

He lined up all over the front during his collegiate days, a wanderlust shown here by Billy M.

This experience would be invaluable to Dan Quinn as he attempts to build another Parsons. So would Robinson's history of attacking as both a standup rusher or putting his hand on the ground as a traditional defensive end. Parsons does both with the Dallas Cowboys.

Robinson has already operated in a Parsons-like role, so his transition to Quinn's schemes would be a quick one. Speaking of quick, the Commanders would soon enjoy unleashing his innate speed-to-power combination that routinely surprises offensive tackles and puts the 240-pounder in positions to enjoy unlikely success via the bull rush.

Owning the No. 36 and No. 40 picks means the Commanders will have a decent chance to take Robinson if he slides out of the opening round. If not, Quinn should talk general manager Adam Peters into trading back into the first for a pass-rusher who could be another Parsons.

Drafting Robinson would complete a necessary overhaul of the defensive end position. Free-agent arrivals Dorance Armstrong, Dante Fowler Jr., and Clelin Ferrell are all capable, but none possess the potential to pillage quite like the aforementioned college recruit.