Skip to main content

Dolphins add another weapon with WR DeVante Parker

Ryan Tannehill will likely enter the season with a cool new contract extension and two talented weapons on the outside.

The newest member of the Miami Dolphins is DeVante Parker, the No. 14 overall pick and a 6-3 wideout from Louisville who has been getting comparisons to Pro Bowler A.J. Green or an early-career Hakeem Nicks. Alongside former Saint Kenny Stills, Miami's offense suddenly looks much more threatening.

Parker had a decorated career at Louisville and became the first wideout in school history to get drafted in the first round.

The pick has some fortuitous timing as the Dolphins are hoping to reward a clear progression from Tannehill last season after setting career-high marks in completion percentage, yards and touchdowns.

In Bill Lazor's scheme, Parker could be the star that the vertical Mike Wallace was never able to be.

A more versatile and intermediate playmaker, Parker was credited with just three drops in his career with the Cardinals and was a tremendous asset for current Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater.

Behind Amari Cooper and Kevin White, he separated himself as the third-best wideout in the draft early.

Around The NFL will have more on this selection shortly.

The "Around The League Podcast" is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content