Virginia senior RB Kevin Parks "could certainly be worthy of consideration in the mid-to-late rounds next spring," according to CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.
Parks enters his final season of eligibility as the school's No. 8 all-time rusher with 2,474 career yards. Coming off a 1,031 yards, 11 rushing touchdown and 38 reception campaign, Parks was named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List over the summer. "Though possessing a smaller frame, Parks runs with exceptional vision and anticipation, and utilizes low position, toughness and good balance to bounce off defenders and extend plays," Stephens wrote. "He has exceptional break-down and make-you-miss ability in the open field, demonstrating suddenness from a stop and out of cuts, and gets up to full speed quickly with a strong first step. As a receiver, Parks displays good route running, soft hands and nice burst upfield after the grab. Lack of ideal size and home run speed are the biggest knocks on Parks."