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Louisville EDGE player Deiontrez Mount ran a 4.56 forty at the school's pro day.

The rest of Mount's workout includes: 28 bench press reps, a 32" vert, 9'11" broad jump, 4.31s 20 yard short shuttle and 6.86 3-cone. Mount has been a personal favorite of Josh Norris' since preparing for the East-West Shrine game. He was not a full time starter at Louisville, but Mount flashed on the edge and at three technique. According to Tony Pauline, Mount will visit the Titans and Browns.
Mar 21 - 11:09 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 S Gerod Holliman recorded disappointing numbers at the school's pro day.

Holliman did not work out at the Combine, and then went on to post a 4.65 forty, 27" vertical, 9'1" broad jump, 4.45 short shuttle and 7.08 3-cone. Many of those numbers would have been at the bottom of his position group at the Combine, while others would be well below average. Holliman recorded the most interceptions in the country which led some evaluators to fall in love with his game, but there are some major flaws in how he plays. He is one of the worst tacklers we have seen in some time.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 18 - 9:54 AM

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 HC Bobby Petrino barred RB Michael Dyer from working out at the school's pro day due to the player's academic suspension in the Belk Bowl against Georgia.

"This has left a bad taste with a lot of people, who feel Petrino is turning his back on the ball-carrier," TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline commented. "Instead of participating at Louisville's pro day, Dyer will hold his own workout afterward at duPont Manual High School, a mile from the Cardinals' Stadium." Whether Petrino is right or wrong -- and most are predisposed to believe he is wrong, regardless of the situation -- the bigger issue here is another off-field concern for Dyer. The running back, you'll recall, left Auburn after two 1,000-yard rushing seasons due to numerous off-field problems. He transferred to Arkansas State after the 2011 season and was dismissed by the Gus Malzahn-led staff, eventually spending 2012 at Arkansas Baptist College before landing at Louisville. He's a fringe Day 3 pick.
Mar 11 - 7:25 PM

NFL.com suggests Louisville's Gerald Christian and South Alabama's Wes Saxton as two late-round developmental tight end options for the Saints should they elect not to spend a pick on the position on Day 1 or 2.

The 6-foot-3, 244-pound Christian can line up inline, as a slot receiver and in the backfield, versatility that would surely appeal to the Saints. NFL.com's Lance Zierlein compares him to Owen Daniels. "While he won't look as natural and fluid as you would expect, the tape shows a guy who can get separation in space," Zierlein wrote. "Has traits to be a quality player who brings diversity and toughness to an offense."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 10 - 10:21 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

Louisville S Gerod Holliman "need to show a lot at his pro day to answer some of the questions scouts have about him," according to NFL Media analyst Charles Davis.

Holliman, who didn't work out at the combine, is scheduled for a March 11 pro day. The safety is coming off a ridiculously productive season, tying the FBS single-season record with 14 interceptions and earning the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's top defensive back. "One would think he'd be generating a lot of draft buzz with those credentials, but we're hearing more about some of his fellow Louisville defensive backs in this year's draft, James Sample and Charles Gaines, than we are about Holliman," Davis wrote. "Some scouts think they're better overall players than Holliman." Why? One big reason is that Holliman can't tackle. He missed 20 in 2014, according to Lance Zierlein.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 2 - 9:23 PM

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 S Gerod Holliman allowed 20 missed or broken tackles in 2014, according to Lance Zierlein.

That is terrible, but not a surprise if you have watched Holliman. The safety made 44 tackles this season, per Zierlein, but the tape shows someone who shades to one shoulder when making tackles and lacks aggression in that area. He stayed away from a number of potential other opportunities as well. Some say Holliman is still valuable due to his number of interceptions (14) and ball skills, but even as a last line of defense he might be a liability of his tackling does not change.
Feb 23 - 10:09 AM


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