Devante Parker 6-3 210 Sr Wr Louisville
He missed the first 7 games of the season with a broken bone in his foot. In 5 games this season he caught 35 passes for 735 yards and 5 touchdowns.
He has a tall, lean, athletic frame. He could still fill out a little bit in the future.
He has the ability to get off of press coverage. He can get inside or outside release at will.He gets off the line quickly and has quick feet. He is a quick and sudden route runner who can create separation . He shows the ability to attack all areas of the field. He can catch a slant, break a tackle and make a big play after the catch. He can also stretch the defense vertically.
He demonstrates tremendous ball skills and awareness. He is able to locate a ball in the air, use his frame to shield a defender, go up high point the ball, and secure the catch to the ground. He has a tremendous catch radius due to his height and long arms.
He can accelerate quickly and run away from defenders. He is also not afraid to go over the middle and take a hit while still maintaining possession. One area he needs to improve on is blocking on the edge. He flashes the ability to use his hands and lock in on the defender, however he needs to be more consistent and show more effort in this area.
He did break a bone in his foot this summer, but has played great since his return. He is a versatile ,big ,playmaking receiver. His ball skills and awareness are top notch. He has room to add muscle to his frame and has a tremendous amount of potential as well.