DeVante Parker-Wide Receiver-Louisville
Size: 6’3 211lbs
2011 stats: 18 receptions 291 yards 6 TDs
2012 stats: 40 receptions 744 yards 10 TDs
2013 stats: 55 receptions 885 yards 12 TDs
2014 stats: 43 receptions 855 yards 5 TDs

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Strengths:

  • Great hands- 3 drops since 2012
  • Great catch radius- 80 inch wingspan
  • Routinely beats DBs for the catch
  • Great timing- high points catches
  • Reads coverage’s well

Analysis: Parker is a talented wide receiver that could be the most polished receiver prospect in the draft.  He has accounted for a mere three drops since 2012.  Parker has sure hands and his freakish wingspan gives him a catch radius scouts drool over.  With the receiver class in 2015 one of the best in years, Parker should go in the first round and mock drafts recently have in drafted within the top 15. 

Need to Improve:

  • Not elite speed
  • Injuries
  • Sharper, more crisp routes

Analysis: While Parker can catch anything near his 80 inch wingspan, the Louisville product has dealt with a severity of injuries throughout his career, including the seven games he missed this season with a gruesome leg injury.  Parker has persevered through them all, and came back in limited game action this season and flat out dominated.  Due to the injuries, Parker’s speed has diminished but his technique continues to improve. 

Round Prediction: Top 15

NFL Comparison: Cris Carter

Dan SchalkFootballNFL DraftNFL DraftDeVante Parker-Wide Receiver-Louisville Size: 6'3 211lbs 2011 stats: 18 receptions 291 yards 6 TDs 2012 stats: 40 receptions 744 yards 10 TDs 2013 stats: 55 receptions 885 yards 12 TDs 2014 stats: 43 receptions 855 yards 5 TDs Strengths: Great hands- 3 drops since 2012 Great catch radius- 80 inch wingspan Routinely beats DBs for the catch Great timing-...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?