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Draft Prospect Profile: Louisville WR DeVante Parker


Massive, secure hands, explosion in the open field after the catch, an ability to make fluid receptions in stride and savviness against opposing cornerbacks helped Parker rise to among the top receivers in an exceptional class.

On a per-game basis, last year was his best. He missed six games after undergoing surgery to repair a broken fifth metatarsal in his left foot just before the start of the season, but when he returned, he was unstoppable, with per-game averages of 7.2 receptions for 142.5 yards and 0.83 touchdowns.

Parker did not need Teddy Bridgewater around to make plays, and his adjustment last year without the first-round pick silenced lingering doubts about his ability to dominate at the college level.

He needs to improve his blocking, but he has the size and instincts -- and most importantly, the desire -- to improve. Parker acknowledges that this area is his weakness.


Any lingering questions about Parker's status in the top 15 picks appeared to vanish after an outstanding Pro Day workout in which he displayed fluidity, quickness and precise route-running. He looked quicker than he had at any point since his foot injury.


Weight:209 pounds
Arm:33 1/4 inches (T-5th among 44 Combine WRs)
Hand:9 1/4 inches (T-19th among 44 Combine WRs)
40-yard dash:4.49 seconds (16th among 39 Combine WRs tested)
Bench press:17 repetitions (T-5th among 30 Combine WRs tested)
Vertical jump:36.5 inches (T-15th among 38 Combine WRs tested)
Broad jump:10 feet, 5 inches (T-6th among 38 Combine WRs tested)

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