He hasn't been bad, but he hasn't been a #1 WR which is what we drafted him to be. Also, he disappears at times. While we are hoping that this is his year, we aren't holding our breath waiting for it. Just think what kind of a year the Dolphins could have offensively if Parker found his groove ... no, don't do that. You'll just end up crying by season's end.
Hal Habib wrote:
As the Dolphins once again are hoping this year will be the year for Parker, it’s worth pointing out that as they attempted to upgrade their receiving corps in 2015, having just parted with Mike Wallace, they actually did about as well as they could in the draft.http://dailydolphin.blog.palmbeachpost. ... rs-career/
Six receivers were taken in the first round that year. Amari Cooper clearly was the best of them — he has been to two Pro Bowls, has 2,903 yards and 18 TDs — but he was snatched by the Raiders with the fourth overall pick.
Parker has been the best of the rest. Consider:
Kevin White, Bears (No. 7 overall): Limited to five career games because of injuries. Chicago declined to pick up his fifth-year option.
Parker (No. 14): 139 receptions, 1,909 yards, eight TDs.
Nelson Agholor, Eagles (No. 20): Close to Parker with 121 catches, 1,416 yards, 11 TDs.
Breshad Perriman, Ravens (No. 26): 43 catches, 576 yards, three TDs.
Phillip Dorsett, Colts/currently with Patriots (No. 29): 63 catches, 947 yards, three TDs.
Will this year be the “gigantic” year the Dolphins expected of Parker last year? Nobody is buying that until they see it. For now, it’s hard to tell if there are signs of change. Fellow receiver Jakeem Grant said Parker’s preparation this offseason is “way different” than last year.