After a rather depressing day of Dolphins news due to the signing of LSU tackle La'El Collins by the Dallas Cowboys and the revelation that wide receiver Rishard Matthews wants out of Miami, the Miami Dolphins have managed to put out some good news as they are very close to signing their 2015 first-round draft pick DeVante Parker.
Parker, a 22-year old wide receiver out of Louisville, was drafted by the Miami Dolphins as the fourteenth overall pick after he miraculously dropped right into their lap thanks to the Vikings and other WR-needy teams passing him up for other more pressing needs.
Parker could very well be the missing piece that the Dolphins have been looking for since the departure of Brandon Marshall several years ago. Parker is 6'3" and has a 33 1/4" wingspan according to his official draft profile, and he uses that size to make amazing catches in midair, which is a skill quarterback Ryan Tannehill will greatly appreciate.
The contract that Parker will soon sign is reported to be around four years, $10.9 million, with a signing bonus of $6.2 million dollars, and with his ability to create yards after the catch and make midair catches, he is projected to one day become the team's number one receiver. Hopefully, he manages to accomplish just that.
This story was written by Luis Sung. Follow him on Twitter: @FLSportDebater
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