DeVante Parker | Draft Breakdown

DeVante Parker

Position WR School Louisville
Height 6' 3" Weight 209 lbs
Class Senior Number 9
All-Star --- 40 Time 4.45

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Perhaps the most physically gifted receiver prospect in the 2014 senior class, Parker possesses the size, speed, and athletic talent to develop into a No. 1 receiver in the NFL. While former Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater liked to spread the ball around, there was no question who his clear-cut favorite red zone target was. Parker has insane leaping ability and a huge catch radius, making him a cornerback’s worst nightmare on fade patterns. His overall game is still very raw. He possesses ample strength and quickness to beat press coverage, but can be sloppy with his release off the line. He lacks polish with his routes and can struggle at times to maintain balance through his cuts. He makes some downright ridiculous catches, but he could be more consistent catching the football as well. Despite his overall lack of polish, Parker’s upside in each of these areas is evident when you watch him on tape, and he has been productive (55 catches for 885 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2013) despite showing room for improvement. His size, athleticism, and flashes of brilliance should draw him early consideration in next year’s NFL Draft. –Jeremy Hyde, 5/15
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