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Will Parks had a good sophomore season in the NFL in 2017

Will Parks has a fairly solid sophomore season in the NFL. Will he have a breakout season in 2018?

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NFL: Denver Broncos at Washington Redskins Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Will Parks saw his role on the Denver Broncos defense increase significantly as he spent more than 60% of the defensive snaps on the field in 2017, while also on the field for special teams for over 75% of the snaps.

He finished with 32 tackles with 15 assisted tackles and one interception.

Will Parks PFF Grade 2017

Will Parks struggled the most in coverage posting a woeful 45.9 grade according to Pro Football Focus, but he didn’t shy from contact in the run game putting up a respectable 76.4 run stopping grade from the safety position.

Will Parks Contract

As a sixth-round guy entering year three of his rookie deal, Parks has a very team-friendly contract. If he improves in coverage and continues to excel in run support, I could see him getting an extension before hitting free agency in 2020.

2018 Status

Parks is a lock for the roster in 2018. He filled in well for the Broncos in dime packages. I don’t see him supplanting Darian Stewart anytime soon as Stewart is not even 30 years old yet. Both players struggled at the strong safety position, but with Justin Simmons playing at a high level at free safety, either Parks or Stewart will need to get better at the strong safety position in 2018.