Despite missing the first half of his final college season at Louisville, Devante Parker still went on a tear to end 2014 with almost 900 yards and five touchdowns. Parker was a touchdown machine before 2014, too, and ended his career with 33 scores (tied school record). A big, physical receiver that makes plays on the ball, Parker is one of the hottest names heading into the 2015 NFL Draft.

He has the tools on the surface to be a chain mover and red-zone threat, but questions about his fundamentals and foot have his stock somewhat in question. Where will he ultimately go in this year’s draft? Let’s break his talent down to find out:

Strengths

  • Ideal size and speed combination
  • Very soft hands
  • Solid RAC ability, shedding off arm tacklers
  • Does a great job of watching the ball into his hands
  • Exceptional release off the line of scrimmage
  • Solid down field ability
  • Has progressed with route running each season, especially on sideline routes
  • Can pluck the ball away from the defender and protect
  • Exposes CB’s who aren’t watching his hips with a promising head fake off the line

Weaknesses

  • Could afford to improve as a run blocker down field
  • Got away with a few push-offs in college
  • Less effective in traffic between the hash marks
  • Isn’t always willing to put his body on the line to make the catch
  • Needs to come back to the ball more consistently at the next level

Draft Range: Top 20

Player Comparison: Jordy Nelson

Interested Teams: Rams, Browns, Panthers

About The Author Keet Bailey

Keet is the Breaking Football NFL Draft project leader. A huge draft enthusiast, Keet has covered the NFL draft for over 15 years. An avid Cleveland Browns fan, Keet resides in Ohio.