DeVante Parker To Become Deep Threat For Ryan Tannehill In Miami, Drafted #14

DeVante Parker went down with quite a few different injuries in college, and had to miss some playing time, which could have hurt his stock, and some scouts believed he was a round two talent altogether, but he got drafted early anyways.

DeVante Parker is 6'3", a good height for a wide receiver. He is most comfortable with vertical routes, and is always a downfield threat with his vertical ability which was measured out as 36 1/2 inches at the combine. While he isn't exactly a burner in the speed department running only a 4.45 forty yard dash at the Combine, he is a very solid possession receiver who has good hands and can make a lot of different catches needed at the NFL level. Some experts have compared him to A.J Green, which is quite bold talent wise, but they do have a similar style of play, so the comparison does make some sense. He also seems to be like a smaller version of a Calvin Johnson as well. He can make vertical routes, he has solid leaping ability, and the injuries they have both sustained recently also are similar in nature with occurrence. Whomever decides to draft Parker will be getting a solid wide receiver who can beat man-man coverage, and while he may struggle with press early on, he will grow with experience and age. Hee also has some blocking ability on the outside to help on downfield blocking assignments.

Overall: DeVante Parker is a first round prospect, in this writer's opinion. He has the talent to be a playmaker at the next level, and should he stay healthy, which is arguably his biggest question mark entering the pros, he should have a very solid pro career. 

The Miami Dolphins are improving their wide receiving crew greatly with the addition of Parker to add to their signing of Jennings from earlier this free agency. Ryan Tannehill is getting an immediate upgrade at wide receiver, as him and Parker could be the next great quarterback-wide receiver tandem.