DeVante Parker – Receiver
Parker is a third year junior and has been a regular player for Louisville since his freshman year. He is a big receiver who has estimated size of 6’2½ - 210. He is a semi-strider with good play speed (4.50) and a burst to go after the ball. Parker has good overall athleticism and body control to go along with very good leaping ability. He flashes running good routes but can get sloppy and round cuts or not finish a route. Once the ball is in the air, he tracks it well and has very good hands. He will have some concentration drops. As good as Parker's traits are, there are games where he doesn’t do much. He may catch six or seven balls in one game and then one the next week. His traits are too dominant to have inconsistent production like that. After the catch, Parker is a strong runner showing his burst. While he is not overly elusive, he can break tackles. Once the ball is in the air, Parker uses his size to his advantage. He can outjump most defensive backs and is good at high-pointing the ball.
Overall, Parker has the traits to be a very good NFL receiver. He needs to play with more consistency. With the talent he has, he should start early in his career. In a couple of seasons, he could be a solid number two receiver.