The fourth player on my list is JUCO WR, Andrew Parchment.
Parchment most recently played at Iowa Central CC last season. He recorded 23 receptions for 227 yards and two touchdowns in limited action as he missed the last five games of the season.
He originally committed to Northern Illinois in 2016 right out of HS, took a redshirt and then played in 2017 only recording one catch for six yards.
Before choosing Kansas, Parchment also held notable offers from Hawaii, Arkansas State, Colorado State and Iowa State.
With the departure of Steven Sims Jr., Jeremiah Booker and Kerr Johnson Jr., Kansas’ top three wide receivers, Kansas needed to add some wide receiver depth to the roster. Parchment won’t only add depth to the roster, he also has a strong chance to start.
Even with losing its top three receivers, Kansas still returns Daylon Charlot (SR), Evan Fairs (RS-JR), Stephon Robinson Jr. (JR), Quan Hampton (RS-SO), Kwami Lassiter II (JR) and Talkulve Williams (SO). They also brought in an additional JUCO prospect with Parchment, Ezra Naylor.
It won’t be a guarantee that Parchment will start with the returning talent, but the opportunities are there given he is on the bigger side of the returning receivers as he stands 6’2” and weighs 180 lbs.
What stands out the most about Parchment is his size, speed and great hands. He has the ability to blow by a defender or he can jump over them and grab the catch.
Parchment also has solid route running which shows his skill set. He’ll be a guy that can run a route and get Kansas a first down when needed.
I don’t see Kansas having a high a flying offense this year with the questions at QB, so it’s difficult to determine what exactly Parchment’s stats will be. But I’m guessing he’ll at least be third on the team in receptions, reception yards and second on the team in touchdowns.