Nov 16, 2014; Kansas City, MO, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Jermaine Kearse (15) is tackled by Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Ron Parker (38) in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won the game 24-20. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
First things first, this isn’t a typo. You did just read Ron Parker. As long as Parker continues to play at safety, rather than at corner, then he will have great success in this coming season, especially while Eric Berry is unable to play (Here’s hoping Berry will be back to his best at Arrowhead sooner than we know it).
Last year Parker was highly inconsistent. Some weeks, vs the Buffalo Bills for example, he was world class. Other weeks, he would play at the level of someone who went undrafted and has been repeatedly cut (four times, and twice by the Seahawks) throughout his career.
Parker is good tackler, making 82 throughout last season, and is solid, if not spectacular in coverage. He does tend to give up penalties, especially at key points in the game, but this is something that can be corrected through coaching and experience. After having another offseason with the Chiefs, playing behind one of the best pass rushes in the league and alongside a potentially elite secondary, Parker has all the tools to excel in 2015; expect him to do just that.