40 time: 5.11
Spotlight: Former high school tight end and linebacker who participated in the USATF National Junior Olympic Championships, athleticism isn't a question. He spent his first year in Memphis as a tight end but moved to guard during the spring of his second year. The position transition was a success and he'd go on to start over 50 games during his college career. While he has experience as both a guard and tackle, his best fit as a pro will be as an interior lineman.
Strengths: Natural combo blocker who transitions smoothly to the second level. Leg drive is consistent and allows him to work through defenders who can't reset. Hands and feet work in sync and he plays with a solid base. Moves efficiently as a puller. Plays to the whistle and has some nice finishes on tape. Passes off stunts in a timely manner. Flexible in his lower half. Uses his length well for an interior lineman. Initial hand placement is accurate.
Weaknesses: Hand quickness no better than average and he doesn't keep them loaded all the time. Play strength isn't NFL starter caliber yet. Tends to narrow his base once he gets engaged on blocks. Lacks the upper body power to torque defenders off angles in the run game. Eyes are a bit too late to shift in pass protection.
Pro Comp: Deion Calhoun, Washington - Calhoun's athleticism allowed him to start as a rookie but has bounced around from team to team since. Parham's career likely won't reach the same initial highs but he has the strength, quickness, technique, and temperament to stick long-term as a reliable backup.