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90-in-90 Breaking Down the Miami Dolphins Roster: DeVante Parker

Breaking down the Miami Dolphins' 90-man roster over 90 days. Today, we look at wide receiver DeVante Parker.

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We bring back our annual look at the Miami Dolphins' roster heading into training camp, a series we call 90-in-90. Over the next 90 days (or a few more as roster changes happen), we will take a look at each individual player on the roster, review what they did in 2014 either in the NFL or in college, then take a look at how they might progress or regress this season, and the chances that player will make the roster.


2014 Review:

2014 was Parker's senior season at the University of Louisville. He missed the first seven games of the season due to a broken bone in his foot. In the six games Parker played in, he recorded 43 receptions, 855 yards, and 5 touchdowns.

Imagine what his numbers would have been had Parker played a whole season.

Why he might progress:

I would love to see Parker have an Odell Beckham Jr. season. A kid can dream right?

Parker fits the Bill Lazor offense so well. He is going to catch anything that is thrown his way, his catch radius is huge.

I would be happy with a Jordan Matthews kind of season (67 receptions, 872 yards, 8 touchdowns).

Why he might regress:

I will be very disappointed if Parker cannot beat out Greg Jennings for a starting spot.

The last time the Dolphins drafted a wide receiver in the first round was in 2007 when they drafted Ted Ginn Jr. Ginn and his family were not very successful during their time in Miami.

I doubt Parker will be another Ginn though, just my opinion.

Chances he makes the 53-man roster:

Parker will be on the roster at the start of the season. Whether he is a starter or a backup is the bigger question. I believe he will be one of the starting receivers at the beginning of the season.

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