If there is anything an Intergalactic Alien loves more than researching the destruction of Earth, its big playmaking wide receivers. That is what DeVante Parker is. This first rounder may be the best wide receiver in the draft. At 6’3, 211 pounds he has sort of a lanky build. This guy is a deep threat but I’m not sure its raw speed alone that gets him so open deep. I’ve seen some experts suggest he will run a sub 4.40 time in the 40 at the combine others suggest he is far slower.
He probably has the potential to make some Odell Beckham style catches when he gets into the NFL. What really jumps out about Parker is his catch radius. If the ball is near him – its his! He reminds me of a Yxservian Ship Eater I encountered once off the coast of the ∇Uÿuvian Zone. Chomp Chomp Chomp – I was lucky to get away. But you can bet no football will get away from Parker.
Size, Speed and great hands…sounds like a dream right? But like most prospects there are question marks about Parker. Most notably, he isn’t very physical. Does it matter? Well not if he is streaking by you it doesn’t. But even receivers like Randy Moss used hand technique to get by DBs. Parker has the look of a guy who won’t make contact if he can avoid it. He has to work on that at the next level. Its one reason I think Parker may not make an immediate impact in the same way some rookie receivers made an immediate impact this year.
The positives far outweigh the negatives though. You would think after losing Teddy Bridgewater as his QB in 2013 he would decline – nope! Parker kept on producing for Louisville. He is a really smooth runner and a crisp route runner, although again, there appears to be differing opinions among experts about his route running. But what I like about Parker is his ability to spot the ball in mid-air and adjust to it
He had a strong day against Florida State in 2014. He blew up PJ Williams who is projected to be a first or second round CB and helped the Cardinals give the Seminoles an early scare.
Parker is going to catch a lot of TDs in the NFL. Look at him get up there and get the ball. I’m not sure there is a better receiver in this draft when it comes to running fade routes. Think that would help Tannehill?
I’ve seen Parker compared to Keenan Allen a lot. But If I am comparing Parker to a weapon, its a Galactic Radius Grenade. If the ball gets near him – it stays with him. Check out his highlights!