Player Page

DeVante Parker | Wide Receiver

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

Latest News

Recent News

Louisville senior WR Devante Parker reminds NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah of Chargers' WR Keenan Allen.
"He's smooth, physical and has outstanding instincts and ball skills," Jeremiah tweeted of Parker. "Fun to watch." The 6-foot-3, 208-pound star missed the first seven games of the season with a broken foot, but still managed to haul in 43 catches for 855 yards and five touchdowns in only six contests. Parker boasts a 4.39 forty, a 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump, an 80-inch wingspan, and a ridiculous catch radius. A consensus first-round prospect, Parker will jockey for draft position with Kevin White, Devin Funchess, and Jaelen Strong. Jan 6 - 2:51 PM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Louisville senior WR Devante Parker caught eight passes for 120 yards in Tuesday's 37-14 Belk Bowl loss to Georgia.

Parker missed the first seven games with a broken foot. When he returned, he proceeded to dominate, catching 43 balls for 855 yards and five touchdowns in only six games. Parker is the second-ranked wide receiver on Scout Inc.'s board. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound boasts a 4.39 forty, a 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump, an 80-inch wingspan, and a ridiculous catch radius. He figures to get popped in the middle of the first round.
Tue, Dec 30, 2014 11:21:00 PM

Louisville senior WR Devante Parker "has the size, ball skills and competitiveness to quickly develop into a good NFL starter," according to ESPN's Todd McShay.

Parker is the second-ranked wide receiver on Scout Inc.'s board. He's "the top offensive playmaker in [the Belk Bowl against Georgia] with [Todd] Gurley out," wrote McShay. "If the Cardinals have time to throw, he should feed on Georgia's secondary in this one." Parker is a route-running technician who contorts his body into open space through a combination of agility, body control, and innate timing. Boasting a 4.39 forty, a 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump, an 80-inch wingspan, and a ridiculous catch radius, the 6-foot-3, 208-pound Parker is a consensus first-round prospect. He figures to jockey for draft position with Kevin White, Devin Funchess, and Jaelen Strong.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 11:08:00 PM

Louisville senior WR Devante Parker told Bleacher Report that he'll decline a Senior Bowl invite.

Parker intends instead to focus on training for the NFL Combine and his pro day. As a consensus first-round prospect, this is no surprise. Because of Parker's unique skill set, we're excited to see which franchise he ultimately pairs with. The receiver is a route-running technician who contorts his body into open space through a combination of agility, body control, and innate timing. A quarterback skilled at back shoulder timing routes would be ideal. How about a reunion with Teddy Bridgewater in Minnesota?
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 08:21:00 PM

Louisville senior WR Devante Parker is "just like a poor man’s A.J. Green," said NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah.

"He’s tall, he’s long, he’s got great ball skills," Jeremiah said. The New York Post, in an early projection, slotted Parker to the Rams, certainly a nice fit on paper. Parker is a consensus first-round prospect. Most analysts slot him behind Amari Cooper, of course. Parker figures to jockey for draft position with prospects like Kevin White, Devin Funchess, and Jaelen Strong.
Sun, Dec 21, 2014 07:21:00 PM

Louisville senior WR Devante Parker caught six passes for 180 yards and three touchdowns in the school's 44-40 win over Kentucky.

Parker was able to twist and turn his way into open field, creating separation with routes, body control, timing and just poor defense. Parker is extremely good at the catch point, so hopefully he meets a quarterback in the NFL willing to throw back shoulder timing routes. Parker did miss multiple weeks with a broken foot.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 03:59:00 PM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker caught four passes for 65 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 31-28 win over Notre Dame.

Parker showed his athleticism on a 3rd-and-10 conversion where he caught the ball and broke through tackles and spun to the first down. Parker also hauled in a 21-yard scoring pass in the fourth quarter to put the Cardinals in the lead for good. Outside of those two plays, the Notre Dame defense did a good job limiting his damage. This was Parker's fourth game back from a foot injury. He's already amassed 555 yards and two touchdowns. When healthy, he is one of the best in the nation.
Sat, Nov 22, 2014 07:32:00 PM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker was listed at No. 9 overall on Todd McShay's latest big board.

"He has an above-average size-speed combo with the ability to run under the deep ball and make defenders miss and pick up extra yards after the catch," McShay says. "He has good separation skills and can pluck the ball out of the air and make over-the-shoulder catches." Parker recently returned from a broken foot and has picked up right where he left off. The Cardinals face Notre Dame on Saturday. For McShay Parker checks in after Amari Cooper (No. 5), but before Kevin White (No. 14), Devin Funchess (No. 19), Jaelen Strong (No. 26) and Ty Montgomery (No. 29).
Source: ESPN
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 11:10:00 AM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker caught eight passes for 144 yards and a touchdown in the school's 38-19 win over Boston College.

In the second quarter, Parker made a press corner look stupid with an inside to outside release for a 35 yard gain. He then left his feet for a 29 yard score later in the quarter. It took some time for Parker to work out the kinks, but we think he is back to 2013 form.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 03:30:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote that Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker "has been nothing short of fantastic over the last two games."

Parker had missed much of the season with a broken foot suffered in late August, but he's come back with a vengeance over the last two games and has already accumulated 347 yards on 17 catches. Brugler wrote that "West Virginia's Kevin White has emerged as arguably the top senior wideout, but Parker has quickly reminded everyone that he's also in the first round discussion." In October, Brugler noted that "near full health, he is one of the most impressive wideouts in the country with his tall frame, speed to stretch the field and wingspan, giving him a large catching radius."
Source: CBS Sports
Tue, Nov 4, 2014 05:24:00 PM

TFY Draft Insider Tony Pauline believes that Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker "was the star" of the Louisville\FSU game.

"And despite losing the contest Parker was the star of the game. His forty time in pre-draft workouts will determine how early in the top forty Parker is selected," Pauline wrote. The Cardinals prospect, hauled in 8 receptions for 214 yards against a talented FSU secondary. Pauline notes that Parker had both "NFL prospects" Ronald Darby and P.J. Williams,"playing back on their heels and twisting in the wind trying to slow him down."
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 03:03:00 PM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker earned a +2.7 grade from Pro Football Focus for his performance against FSU.

Parker finished the day with eight catches for 214 yards and continues to be so good at winning at the catch point and creating that sliver of separation. We know he wins in the big game, but he is showing off the small game too (yards after the catch) despite suffering a broken foot that forced him out of seven games. "Parker had an absurd 16 targets for a 45.7% target rate. Was the only receiver on Louisville able to challenge the Florida St. secondary down the field," PFF's Michael Renner writes.
Mon, Nov 3, 2014 11:16:00 AM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker had eight receptions for 214 yards in Thursday's 42-31 loss to Florida State.

Excuse NFL scouts for salivating. Against a talented secondary featuring potential first-round CB P.J. Williams, Parker thrived, averaging 26.8 yards per catch (including a 71-yard reception). He missed the first seven games of the season with a broken foot, but has made up for lost time immediately, hauling in 17 receptions for 346 yards (he had 55 receptions for 885 yards and a UL-record-tying 12 touchdowns last year). Boasting a 4.39 forty, a 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump, an 80-inch wingspan, and a ridiculous catch radius, the 6-foot-3, 208-pound Parker is a future first-rounder. Rotoworld ranks Parker as the No. 2 draft-eligible receiver, behind Oklahoma's Dorial Green-Beckham.
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 11:43:00 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker, "is one of the most impressive wideouts in the country" at "near full health."

"Near full health, he is one of the most impressive wideouts in the country with his tall frame, speed to stretch the field and wingspan, giving him a large catching radius. Parker vs. Seminoles junior CB P.J. Williams is a must-see match-up," Brugler writes. Unfortunately for Parker, he broke a bone in his left foot back in August and missed the first seven weeks of the season. In his first game back against North Carolina, the 6-foot-3, 211-pound Parker hauled in nine passes for 132 yards. Last season, Parker recorded 55 catches for 885 yards and 12 TDs. Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks Parker as the No. 2 draft-eligible receiver, behind Oklahoma's Dorial Green-Beckham.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, Oct 30, 2014 03:04:00 PM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker will be the focus for Florida State's defense, writes ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.

Beyond the fact that this is a chance for Parker and the Cardinals to challenge a national title contender, the game could be a showcase for one of the best receivers in the nation. Parker missed the first seven games of the season after breaking a bone in his foot, but he looked like he hadn't missed a beat in his return last week. He caught nine passes for 132 yards against North Carolina. Kiper hasn't been light on the hyperbole regarding Parker, as he compared him to A.J. Green in terms of body stature on his latest Big Board. "Has great length, long arms, good hops and a strong, chiseled, lean frame that will remind some of A.J. Green," Kiper wrote. "It all adds up to a guy with a huge catch radius. He will make plays down the field, and he's good with the ball in his hands." Last season, Parker recorded 55 catches for 885 yards and 12 TDs. Assuming he stays healthy, he'll be on the draft radar for the first round.
Wed, Oct 29, 2014 07:25:00 PM