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DeVante Parker | Wide Receiver

Team: Louisville Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (22) / 1/20/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 211

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Football Outsiders' Playmaker Score grades Louisville WR DeVante Parker as the No. 9 receiver in the class.
The system offered Bryant Johnson and Peter Warrick as similar historical prospects. "Parker has been playing college football for a full four years, and he has never topped 1,000 yards receiving," wrote FO's Nathan Forster. "It's not as if he had a weak supporting cast, either: As a junior, he had the benefit of catching passes from first-round pick Teddy Bridgewater at his pre-NFL peak. A future starting NFL wide receiver should have put up video-game-like numbers in those conditions, but Parker produced only 885 yards. Parker put up some nice per-game numbers as a senior after returning from an early injury, but if he had the talent level of a Julio Jones, he would already be in the NFL." NFL Films' Greg Cosell projects Parker as a Michael Crabtree-like "complementary" receiver in the NFL. Mar 29 - 7:51 PM

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Louisville WR DeVante Parker will visit the Ravens prior to the draft, according to Aaron Wilson.

Wilson confirms visits to the Dolphins and Titans. Visits means different things for different teams, but the Ravens certainly are focusing on prospects projected to be earlier than the No. 26 pick. The teams has an obvious need at receiver, and Parker has flashed ability to win in both the big and small games.
Mar 27 - 9:29 AM

NFL Films' Greg Cosell projects Louisville WR DeVante Parker as a Michael Crabtree-like "complementary" receiver in the NFL.

"DeVante Parker to me is probably a second-tier wide receiver in the NFL, not a lead dog," said Cosell after a game tape study. The analyst said he thought Parker was "not really vertically explosive" and was instead more of a "short-to-intermediate receiver." At 6-foot-2+ and 209 pounds, Parker clocked forty times of 4.45 and 4.50 at the NFL Scouting Combine. Parker has met -- or will meet -- with the Dolphins, Vikings, Chargers and 49ers, Titans and Ravens. That we know of.
Mar 20 - 1:42 PM

Louisville WR DeVante Parker has met with the Dolphins, Vikings, Chargers and 49ers.

The Dolphins and Vikings recently added receivers, but the 49ers in particular seem like a logical fit despite already signing Torrey Smith. Just meeting with a prospect does not mean much, and we will focus on where Parker visits throughout the process.
Mar 14 - 12:21 PM

Per TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, Louisville WR DeVante Parker has official visits scheduled with the Dolphins, Titans and Ravens.

Parker has already worked out for the Steelers and Browns, and Cleveland has scheduled an official visit with the star receiver. The Browns, of course, own the Nos. 12 and 19 picks. Miami is reportedly interested. Parker would be a nice gift for QB Ryan Tannehill.
Mar 11 - 9:27 PM

Louisville WR DeVante Parker would "be the ideal big-play complement to steady sophomore Jarvis Landry and replace the mercurial Mike Wallace," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

"The addition of Suh would make Miami's defense formidable but quarterback Ryan Tannehill still needs weapons if the Dolphins are to reach the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Louisville wide receiver DeVante Parker would seem to be the ideal big-play complement to steady sophomore Jarvis Landry and replace the mercurial Mike Wallace," Rang wrote. With WR Brandon Gibson, WR Brian Hartline now gone, and Mike Wallace's future up in the air, the Dolphins are in need of a true No.1 wideout for Tannehill to rely on. Parker recently met with the Dolphins at the combine, and has been mocked to Miami at No. 14 by many analysts.
Source: CBS Sports
Mar 10 - 2:18 PM

NFL Media analyst Curtis Conway suggested that Louisville WR DeVante Parker would be the perfect replacement for Andre Johnson on the Texans.

The Texans, of course, cut Johnson on Monday. "With no Andre Johnson, you have to go with DeVante Parker out of Louisville," NFL Media analyst Curtis Conway said. "You have to give DeAndre Hopkins a running mate. Hopkins has emerged as a No. 1 wide receiver but as a former receiver, you need someone on the other side to take pressure off." Colleague Charles Davis agreed. "I think it would be DeVante Parker, but I don't know if he'll actually be there (at No. 16). His stock is so much on the rise, I would not be surprised if you go into a decent number of draft rooms that would have DeVante Parker atop their wide receiver draft board," Davis said. "If, somehow, he gets to 16, I would run up to the podium to pair him with DeAndre Hopkins."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 9 - 10:25 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis said Louisville WR DeVante Parker is "definitely a riser."

"He is off the radar a little bit in being named one of the top receivers because he missed part of last year with a broken foot," Davis wrote. "Coming out of the combine, many people are talking about him maybe being the top receiver in this draft. He did nothing to disappoint us at the combine." NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah ranks Parker No. 9 overall in the draft, while colleague Bucky Brooks has him No. 8.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 4 - 1:13 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper wrote that Louisville WR DeVante Parker is "A.J. Green Lite -- but not that light."

"Given his big catch radius and ability to beat defenders at the catch point (see: arms longer than 33 inches), running 4.45 at 6-foot-2 and 209 pounds puts him in a top class of athlete as well," Kiper wrote. "A difference-maker and potential No. 1 receiver." Parker recently met with the Dolphins at the combine and has been popularly mocked to Miami at No. 14. Another marriage that makes a lot of sense is the Vikings at No. 11.
Feb 28 - 6:30 PM

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes pairing Louisville WR DeVante Parker "with Jarvis Landry and Ryan Tannehill would be pretty tempting" at No.14 for the Dolphins.

WR Mike Wallace's future in Miami is still a question mark, and the Dolphins could look to the draft for a new No.1 wideout. That leaves second-year player Jarvis Landry and veteran Brian Hartline who could potentially lead the group of pass catchers. At 6-foot-3, 211-pounds, Parker's size and skill-set may be too much to pass on. Parker recently met with the Dolphins while at the combine.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 25 - 3:13 PM

An NFL scout told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that Louisville WR DeVante Parker is a "large, smooth, play-making receiver who has average speed."

"Very good hands," he added. "Has run after the catch." Parker, who missed a handful of games early last season with a broken foot, clocked forty times of 4.45 and 4.50 at the NFL Scouting Combine. "He's got size, speed and was dominating at the end of the season," said another scout. "He looks a little faster than (Kevin) White." Indeed, Parker caught 43 balls for 855 yards and five touchdowns in only six games last season.
Feb 23 - 9:51 PM

Louisville WR DeVante Parker clocked forty times of 4.45 and 4.50 at the NFL Scouting Combine.

As expected. Parker measured in just under 6-foot-3 with a weight of 209 pounds. He has 33 1/4-inch arms and a dynamic 10-foot-5 broad jump, indicative of short-area explosion. Parker will go in the middle of the first round. He has already met with the Vikings, Raiders and Dolphins, and expressed a desire to link up with former Cardinals teammate Teddy Bridgewater in Minnesota.
Feb 21 - 7:48 PM

Louisville senior WR Devante Parker would be excited to reunite with former Cardinals teammate Teddy Bridgewater in Minnesota.

"It would be good, we have a great connection," Parker said on Thursday. This is about as natural a fit between player and team as we have in Round 1. The Vikings are desperate to give Bridgewater additional perimeter help, and, at No. 11 overall, are picking in the precise range where Parker will be drafted. Parker has met with the Vikings, Raiders and Dolphins. "I'm blessed with the ability to outrun defenders and catch the ball," he said.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 20 - 7:22 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler reports that Louisville senior WR Devante Parker said that he has met with the Oakland Raiders, Minnesota Vikings and the Miami Dolphins at the combine.

The 6-foot-3, 208-pound Parker,offers ideal size and speed for the position, and a ridiculous 80-inch wing span. The Louisville prospect isn't afraid to go up and compete for the football at it's highest point, and has a natural feel for the game. If Parker runs an impressive forty time it could help increase his stock. Right now, Parker is seen as top-15 pick in this years' draft.
Feb 19 - 2:17 PM

NFL Media believes Louisville senior WR Devante Parke is "the dark-horse candidate to be the first receiver off the board."

"He is a big guy (6-3, 211) with an 80-inch wing span whose athleticism is off the charts: vertical jump of 36.5 inches, broad jump of 10-10, a squat of 455 pounds, a bench press of 335 pounds," wrote College Football 24/7 writer Mike Huguenin. "But he didn't seem quite as explosive when he returned from his foot injury, and his 40 time will be important." Parker, who caught 43 balls for 855 yards and five touchdowns in only six games this past year, boasts a reported 4.39 forty.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 11 - 11:32 PM