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DeVante Parker | Wide Receiver

Team: Louisville Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (21) / 1/20/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 211

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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. Nov 29 - 3:59 PM

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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.
Nov 22 - 7:32 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
Nov 20 - 11:10 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.
Nov 9 - 3:30 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
Nov 4 - 5:24 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."
Nov 3 - 3:03 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.
Nov 3 - 11:16 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.
Oct 30 - 11:43 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
Oct 30 - 3:04 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.
Oct 29 - 7:25 PM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker's "frame is pretty close to that of A.J. Green," wrote ESPN's Mel Kiper.

"The length is supplemented by his really long arms, and when you add in his good leaping ability you have a player with a tremendous catch radius," Kiper wrote. Parker, who missed the Cardinals' first seven games after breaking a bone in his left foot in late-August, returned to field in style on Saturday, hauling in nine passes for 132 yards in against North Carolina State. "Parker has good bloodlines -- his dad was a RB at Louisville -- and is an extremely hard worker going back to high school, where coaches raved about how he prepared like a pro," Kiper wrote. "He'll be one next year, and there's a good chance it comes by way of Round 1."
Oct 21 - 6:56 PM

In his return to the field, Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker (toe) hauled in nine passes for 132 yards in Saturday's win against North Carolina State.

Parker missed the Cardinals' first seven games after breaking a bone in his left foot in late-August. Though he didn't reach the end zone, Louisville QB Will Gardner followed in Teddy Bridgewater's footsteps by targeting Parker early and often. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound Parker (55 receptions for 885 yards and a UL-record-tying 12 touchdowns last year) is one of the nation's best WR prospects. With a 4.39 forty, a 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump, an 80-inch wingspan, and a ridiculous catch radius, Parker is a likely future first-rounder. Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks Parker as the No. 2 draft-eligible receiver, behind Oklahoma's Dorial Green-Beckham.
Oct 18 - 7:16 PM

Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker is not in pads during pregame warmups.

In other words, Parker is in street clothes and almost certainly not playing. The receiver was evaluated on Thursday and Friday in the hopes of making his debut, but Parker will have to wait a little longer to show that his broken left foot is healed.
Oct 11 - 2:52 PM

After being sore from practice this week, Louisville senior WR DeVante Parker's status for Saturday's game against Clemson is still uncertain.

Beat writer Jeff Greer reports Parker's evaluation on Thursday and Friday night will be telling. The receiver is Louisville's best player, but he has missed the entire season after breaking a bone in his left foot in late-August, Parker is dominant at the catch point when bringing in contested catches.
Oct 10 - 10:02 AM

Louisville head coach Bobby Petrino said there’s a "good chance" senior WR DeVante Parker will play in Saturday’s game against Clemson.

Parker has missed the first six games after breaking a bone in his left foot during a practice in late-August. The 6-foot-3, 208-pounder (55 receptions for 885 yards and a UL-record-tying 12 touchdowns last year) is one of the nation's best wideout prospects. With a 4.39 forty, a 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump, an 80-inch wingspan, and a ridiculous catch radius, Parker is considered by many to be a future first-rounder. Rotoworld's Josh Norris ranks Parker as the No. 2 draft-eligible receiver, behind Oklahoma's Dorial Green-Beckham. "Body control to make contested catches off the ground is obvious," Norris wrote. "High points extremely well. Creates that sliver of space to win against tight coverage. Aggressively works back towards his QB on comebacks."
Source: Rotoworld
Oct 7 - 11:45 PM