As we continue to give you comprehensive draft profiles of every major prospect to get Giants Nation ready for the 2015 NFL Draft, we turn our attention to Devante Parker. Parker is the fantastic receiver from Louisville. He is a very well rounded wide receiver as there is nothing to really dislike about what he brings to the table.
Parker was very productive in his college career. His 2014 season was shortened due to injury. He only played in 6 games but had 43 receptions, 855 yards and 5 touchdowns. He had two double digit touchdown scoring seasons, his best was in 2013 when he had 12 touchdown receptions.
GMENHQ Big Board Ranking: 16th Overall Prospect
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- Big 6′ 3″ frame
- Quicker than he is fast but good speed
- Precision route runner
- Great hands
- Aggressive receiver, he does not wait for the football, he goes up and snatches it
- Can make contested catches
- Good vertical ability that makes him a quality red zone threat
- Does not have elite speed
Overall, Parker is a very good prospect worthy of a top 25 selection. He probably will not be a New York Giants’ draft pick as he figures to go in the middle of the first round. The Giants probably wouldn’t go with a wide receiver in the first round any way. Still, Parker is somebody to get familiarized with as a football fan.
Parker is the third best receiver behind Amari Cooper and Kevin White. There is not much to nitpick at Parker’s game. If he had elite speed he would be in the top 10 conversation.