Louisville Cardinals wide receiver DeVante Parker was one of the many college football underclassmen that applied for an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Committee. Parker is waiting for the his evaluation to return and he already has a specific grade in mind that he will need to see if he wants to enter the draft.
According to Parker’s grandfather, Willie Parker, the draft advisory board will need to return a first-round draft grade.
“If they’re not projecting him near the first round,” Willie Parker said, via the Courier Journal, “he’s definitely going to be back for his senior year.
“I think he’s definitely capable of playing on the next level, and he does, too. But at the same time I want to be realistic. You can go back to school, get your paper, and [enter the draft] next year.”
Parker was considering declaring if quarterback Teddy Bridgewater decides to go pro, but after discussing with his family he believes that returning to school if he doesn’t receive a first round grade will prove to be the best decision.