Donald Parham, Stetson
A name most casual fans are not familiar with, but someone who has the potential to be a household name is Stetson’s own Donald Parham. Parham has more of a NBA starting small forward frame than he does that of an NFL tight end and for that reason projects as a practice squad player with high upside.
Parham does his best work lining up out of the slot as he presents a massive mismatch to defenses. As a 6’8 and 243 pound tight end, Parham dominated the lesser talent while playing at Stetson. Throughout his career, Parnham totaled 180 catches, 2,591 yards and 20 touchdowns in 30 games by basically doing whatever he wanted to opposing defenses.
Due to the skill level of the competition he faced and his lack of physicality Parham will need a year or two on a practice squad and nutrition plan to mold his body into NFL shape. Parham has excellent hands, wins most jump ball situations and has long strides that help him separate from defenses.
Parham is expected to be a selected in the sixth round or later with the potential to go undrafted. Even if Parham never becomes an effective tight end he can be a situational mismatch wide receiver for a team in need of a red zone threat.