Davante Parker Scouting Report

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Dec 28, 2013; Orlando, FL, USA; Louisville Cardinals wide receiver DeVante Parker (9) catches a pass while defended by Miami Hurricanes defensive back Artie Burns (1) during the second half of the Russell Athletic Bowl at Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rob Foldy-USA TODAY Sports

Scouts’ Take

At 6’3″, 210 pounds, the scouting world love’s Parker’s height and long arms to go with it. His exceptional leaping ability on top of that gives Parker a great catch radius and they love that. The scouting world is also impressed with his quickness and footwork for a man with his height.

It isn’t elite, Parker’s speed is good, making him a deep threat because of his aforementioned traits go with it. Then they like his hands to pluck the ball away from his body and his ability to run after the catch, making defenders miss in the open field. What they ultimately see him as is an intermediate, possession receiver that will keep the chains moving.

What some of them don’t like is that he has what they perceive to be marginal initial quickness off the line of scrimmage. They believe that he needs more work on his hands getting off the line of scrimmage in press coverage too. Then they believe his cuts aren’t sharp enough, his blocking effort isn’t all the way there and he doesn’t have elite speed.

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