5 changes the Dolphins must make ahead of 2018
By Brian Miller
The Miami Dolphins love what DeVante Parker could bring the team. Hopefully it’s what they think he can bring in trade. Parker has every tool that teams look for in a big time WR1. He has the body size, the long arms, he catches everything, and uses his body to shield defenders. The problem? He rarely does any of that.
Parker was supposed to blow up this season. All the talk around training camp was how great Parker would be this year. Well he has been injured, again, he is dropping passes, he is running poor routes, and when he does occasionally make that amazing catch, he tends to disappear the rest of the game.
The Dolphins really should consider cutting ties with their former first round pick. A trade may not get Miami more than a two or a three in return but they may be able to use him to gain a draft pick and potentially move up in the first round.
Parker will be entering his 5th year option season in 2019 which means following the 2018 season he will either have that option picked up or be an impending free agent. Parker is going to get a sizeable contract despite the lack of play on the field. Miami can’t afford to pay three receivers top-tier money and frankly Jarvis Landry and Kenny Stills are so far ahead of the curve than Parker he isn’t really needed anymore.