Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dolphins add offensive weapon with WR Parker

The makeover seems to be complete for the Dolphins' wide receiver corps.

Following the acquisitions of Kenny Stills and Greg Jennings, Miami completed the trifecta Thursday, selecting wideout DeVante Parker from Louisville with the 14th overall pick.

Parker, a sure-handed receiver with both size and speed, amassed 33 touchdowns in 43 games for the Cardinals. Despite a broken foot that kept him out seven games his senior year, Parker averaged nearly 20 yards per reception and had more than 850 receiving yards.

“When he was still there at No. 14, there were a lot of high fives," General Manager Dennis Hickey said via Andrew Abramson of the Palm Beach Post. “He has size, he’s athletic, he has length, excellent body control, very good in the red zone.

“He brings a lot of things as an outside receiver that we valued. A guy that loves football.”

Parker will make an immediate impact on the team's up-and-down offense from a season ago, with the 22-year-old likely fighting for the second or third starting wide receiver spot right out of the gate.


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