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WR Contrevious Parks (Stephen F. Austin) - Undrafted Free Agent
Contrevious Parks is one of two undrafted free agent wide receivers the Lions signed after the draft. Mike Moore, the receiver from Georgia, is the other. Moore is a few inches bigger than Parks, who seems like a slot receiver more than anything. He is listed as being 5-10, 190 pounds, but that might even be a little generous.
In-game (last November against Southeastern Louisiana) scouting report from Draft Nasty:
Only recorded 3 catches for 15 yards vs. Southeastern but is another shifty WO that can also return punts. I think Parks is shiftier rather than fast and he has the ability to make defenders miss when he has the ball. I don't think he has the speed to be a "home run hitter" to take it the distance but possesses the athletic ability to make something out of nothing. He did fumble the ball (11:23/ 2nd quarter) but I don't think this should be a concern. I think he is a free agent player that will need to keep refining his skills.
(Note: this was the only scouting report I could find.)
2006 - 9 receptions, 64 yards, 0 TD; 2 rushes, 1 yard, 0 TD
2007 - 1 reception, 3 yards, 0 TD; 0 rushes
2008 - 49 receptions, 591 yards, 6 TD; 2 rushes, 0 yards, 1 TD; 4 punt returns, 54 yards, 0 TD; 11 kick returns, 271 yards, 0 TD
2009 - 45 receptions, 462 yards, 5 TD; 3 rushes, 16 yards, 0 TD; 11 punt returns, 166 yards, 0 TD; 25 kick returns, 586 yards, 0 TD
Outlook for 2010
Just like Mike Moore, Parks' chances of sticking around with the Lions are likely dependent on what happens with the practice squad more than anything. He sort of even seems like a bit of a long shot for that, although that may just be because there is such little information available on Parks. Either way, he will have to work really hard to get a shot at sticking with the Lions beyond the final round of roster cuts.
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