Parker Washington
Parker Washington  WR  Penn State | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Parker Washington
Height
5-10
Weight
204
College
Penn State
Position
WR
Class
Sophomore
Home town
Sugar Land, TX
82.9/100
Player Rating
19
PositionRank (WR)
4.49
FortyYD Time
Receptions
46
Rec YDs
611
Rec TDs
2
Rec AVG
13.3

Parker Washington WR Penn State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Parker Washington WR Penn State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

ROLE: Slot Receiver
Last Updated: 04/01/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.49 seconds (55%*)
Age: 21.11 DOB: 03/21/2002
Measurables:
Height: 5-10 (13%*) Weight: 204 (57%*)
Hands: 10 1/8 (81%*) Arm: 29 (6%*) Span: 72 (7%*)
Forty: 4.49 (O) (55%*)
Bench: 16 (C) (63%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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ROLE: Slot Receiver
Last Updated: 04/01/2023
Draft Year: 2023
40 time: 4.49 seconds (55%*)
Age: 21.11 DOB: 03/21/2002
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 5-10 (13%*) Weight: 204 (57%*)
Hands: 10 1/8 (81%*) Arm: 29 (6%*)
Span: 72 (7%*)
Forty: 4.49 (O) (55%*)
Bench: 16 (C) (63%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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Overall Rating: 82.9 / 100
Average rating of opposition Defense player has faced
Defense Rating:
76%
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QB Rating When targeted: 99.6
Hands:
80%
Short Receiving:
84%
Intermediate Routes:
87%
Deep Threat:
88%
Blocking:
61%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 4th
Overall Rank: #130 Position rank: #19
College Games: 32 College Snaps: 1714
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 78/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 4  Stars 247 Sports 90 Stars 247 RATING: 90/100
Ovr Rank: #47 Pos Rank: #38
College Combine Results
Grade: 4 Stars 4 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.8 (95%)
Jacksonville Jaguars Drafted: ROUND: 6 - Pick Number: 185 (JAX)
Draft Profile: Bio
Parker Washington from Fort Bend Travis High School was rated a 3-star recruit by ESPN and handed a 4-star grade by 247 Sports. After high school, Washington opted to join Penn State over offers from Wisconsin & Nebraska.

In 2020 as a freshman Washington saw action in 9 games for the Nittany Lions as he made 36 receptions for 489 yards for an average of 13.6 yards per reception, with 6 TDs, and an outstanding QB rating when targeted of 116.2.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played 13 games and made 64 catches for 820 yards for an average of 12.8 yards per catch, with 4 TDs, and QB rating when targeted of 114.5.

After playing his two previous years as a pure slot receiver as a junior in 2022 he played a quarter of the snaps as an outside receiver and in 10 games and hauled in 6 catches for a 611 yards for an average of 13.3 yards per catch, with 2 TDs, and a solid QB rating when targeted of 89.9.
Honors & awards
  • 2022 Postseason: Selected Pro Football Focus All-Big Ten second team...Tabbed All-Big Ten honorable mention by the coaches and media
  • 2022 Preseason: Named to the Biletnikoff Award and Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch lists...Tabbed preseason All-Big Ten first team by Pro Football Focus.
  • 2021 Postseason: Named a third-team All-Big Ten honoree by Pro Football Focus...Earned Academic All-Big Ten honors
  • 2021 Preseason: Named to the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award Watch List
  • 2020 Earned Freshman All-America second team honors from The Athletic.
  • High School Was an Associated Press first-team all-state honoree as a junior.
  • High School Chosen to the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl
  • High School Had 75 catches for 1,486 yards and 21 receptions as a junior
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Solid athletic WR who has the powerful frame of a running back
  • He’s also a catch-and-run threat, a creative runner who has good vision in the open field; he’ll be an option to return kicks as well - returned 19 kickoffs in 2022.
  • Has a knack for getting open and is a quarterback's best friend - passers just need to toss the ball in his area and he'll come down with it.
  • Has NFL bloodlines is the cousin of Titan's QB Joshua Dobbs
  • Washington has reliable hands and shows the willingness to make catches in traffic over the middle.
  • He has strong hands and is extremely competitive, and Washington has an innate sense of timing when it comes to elevating and high-pointing balls.
  • He’s extremely dangerous in the open field, showing the vision and creativity to run through entire defenses.
  • Washington has the athleticism, quick feet, and functional strength to set the edge and open running lanes.
  • Shows the ability to adjust to balls thrown behind him, as well as a knack for digging out low throws.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Has very little experience as an outside receiver - and will be viewed as a slot-only prospect
  • Washington seems comfortable in traffic to the point where he doesn’t make the effort to create separation.
  • Not a great route runner and also has a limited route tree
  • Has struggled facing press coverage - hasn't shown the ability to separate consistently
  • Physically, he profiles as a guy who should have success facing the quarterback, but he struggles to gear down and make the necessary sharp cuts to create separation underneath.
  • Has a limited catch radius - has only average length/arm length as well as not displaying an extra gear
Scouting Report: Summary
Parker Washington has been a good college slot receiver who produced good although not great numbers at Penn State. He's got good athletic ability along with decent speed, soft hands and a running back's build - he however isn't a great route runner and doesn't offer an option as an outside threat and lacks a second gear to create separation deep.

He will likely be viewed as a slot/third receiver/kick returner at the NFL level. Expect him to be selected in the third or fourth round of the 2023 NFL draft.

Parker Washington percentiles vs other Wide Receivers (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

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How other scouting services rate Parker Washington (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
123.9
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
20.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.