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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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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. Mar 4 - 1:13 AM
Source: NFL.com

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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

NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah believes Louisville senior WR Devante Parker is "worthy of a top-15 pick."

"He's worthy of a top-15 pick," NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah said Tuesday on "NFL AM". "When you watch him, he's kind of a long-strider, so you don't necessarily think he's that fast," Jeremiah said. "But I've been told he's going to run in the high 4.3s/low 4.4s (in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine)". The 6-foot-3, 208-pound Parker, could be high on a wide-receiver-needy teams' board, if Alabama's Amari Cooper is selected prior to their pick. With Parker's combination of size, speed and ball skills, he could make a team very happy in the top-half of the draft.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 10 - 2:35 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper doesn't believe that it's a "lock that [Amari] Cooper is the first WR taken."

"[Louisville WR Devante Parker] has a chance to challenge him," Kiper wrote. Kiper ranks Cooper as the No. 1 receiver, with Parker at No. 2 (and West Virginia's Kevin White No. 3). Parker figures to receive a nice boost at the combine, as he's a physical freak. The 6-foot-3, 208-pound runs a 4.39 forty and boasts a 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump and an 80-inch wingspan. He used a ridiculous catch radius to haul in 43 balls for 855 yards and five touchdowns in only six games this past season.
Feb 2 - 7:04 PM

Louisville senior WR Devante Parker is the No. 10 overall prospect on Dane Brugler's board.

"An impressive size/speed/athleticism specimen, Parker missed most of the 2014 season with a foot injury, but he has all the makings of being a No. 1 at the next level," Brugler wrote. Parker reminds NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah of Chargers' WR Keenan Allen. Parker, who caught 43 balls for 855 yards and five touchdowns in only six games this past year, boasts a 4.39 forty, a 10-foot, 10-inch broad jump, an 80-inch wingspan, and a ridiculous catch radius.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 1 - 4:24 PM

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

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