Last season, sophomore cornerback Malkom Parrish turned heads with his wide range of abilities in Jeremy Pruitt’s secondary. More often than not, Parrish would stand as the defensive back that Pruitt would use in press coverage and in run stopping.
Parrish is a hard-hitter for a cornerback and does a fantastic job in defending the short-to-medium passing game. With the way that offenses, both collegiately and professionally, are willing to use bubble screens to move the chains, Parrish’s ability to limit yardage on those short receptions could mean that he has a place in the NFL when his career with the Georgia Bulldogs comes to a close.
Besides being a great player in defending the short passing game, Malkom Parrish could certainly defend the deep ball and break up passes in the last line of the Georgia defense as a sophomore in 2015. His obvious flexibility in the secondary should bode well for him in 2016.
What may help the Dawgs get even more out of Parrish as a junior in 2016 is that his new defensive coordinator/secondary coach Mel Tucker is a former NFL defensive coordinator with the Chicago Bears, the Cleveland Browns, and the Jacksonville Jaguars. With a position coach that has an NFL pedigree, perhaps this helps Parrish become a huge part of the UGA defense in 2016.
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