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Dolphins' Devante Parker Ready to Flourish

All eyes will be on Miami Dolphins WR DeVante Parker in his second season. Will he break out?

Although he didn’t have an immediate impact in his rookie year, Miami Dolphins receiver Devante Parker showed flashes of serious potential heading into his second year in the league.

This is evident in two games in particular; first, their week 12 match-up against the New York Jets where Parker notched 80 yards receiving, as well as his first touchdown to boot, all on just 4 receptions. The second standout game came at the end of the season against the New England Patriots in Week 17, where Parker had his first 100 yard game and caught a touchdown, also on just 5 catches.

Who could forget his spectacular touchdown catch against the Baltimore Ravens in week 13 that went for 38 yards?

While it’s clear that Parker didn’t catch many balls throughout last season (26 catches out of 51 targets), this does show promise since he was able to gain 494 yards on those catches, that’s nearly 20 yards per catch. He has the makings to be a serious deep threat alongside fellow Dolphins receivers Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills. Keep in mind that Parker did this coming off of foot surgery, while at the same time having to catch footballs from one of the most sacked QB’s last year in Ryan Tannehill.

Since he managed to get those kinds of stats while dealing with all the previously listed obstacles, just imagine what he’ll be like when he’s 100%, and has a QB who has time to look down the field as Parker's routes develop. These are the makings of not just a stud wide receiver, but a potent Dolphins offense headlined by the likes of Ryan Tannehill, Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills, and Devante Parker.


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