What does the addition of Andrew Parchment mean for the Seminoles passing offense?

With Kansas transfer wide receiver Andrew Parchment officially a Seminole, how might his presence increase the productivity of the Seminole wide receivers?

Other than Keyshawn Helton and Ontaria Wilson, most of the Florida State receivers remain unproven heading into 2021.

We saw flashes of Bryan Robinson, Joshua Burrell and Malik McClain in the spring game. Burrell and McClain are true freshmen who have yet to play an actual college football game, while Robinson took a redshirt year in 2020 after appearing in three games. Kentron Poitier is another redshirt freshman who saw limited action in 2020.

Freshman Destyn Hill has talent, but will face an uphill battle to earn reps after not enrolling early.

It’s clear that Mike Norvell and offensive coordinator Kenny Dillingham were in search of a mixture of experience and talent at this position. 

The 6’2, 175lbs graduate transfer will bring just that. After a year apiece at Northern Illinois and Iowa Central Community College, Parchment committed to Les Miles and Kansas. In his two seasons as a Jayhawk, Parchment totaled 1,028 yards and nine touchdowns on 89 receptions.

The Seminoles top returning receiver, Ontaria Wilson, tallied 51 receptions and 609 yards through the past two seasons. 

Parchment’s 831 receiving yards in 2019 ranked sixth in the Big 12, behind the likes of Ceedee Lamb and Denzel Mims (2020 NFL Draftees).

Florida State ranked second to last in the ACC with 196.8 passing yards per game in 2020. FSU did not have a pass catcher finish within the ACC top 20 in receptions, receiving yards or receiving touchdowns. Clemson running back Travis Etienne would have been the leading receiver if he played for the Noles.  

The specialty of Parchment’s game is his home run ability. He possesses the speed and quickness to kill his opponents on deep routes. With the departure of Tamorrion Terry, the Seminoles’ offense needed to find a replacement for Terry’s deep threat ability. 

To get a look at him in action, take a look at his blow by versus a West Virginia defensive back this past season. https://twitter.com/CFBONFOX/status/1317503231598231552?s=20

Preseason camp is months away, but there is a real chance for Parchment to come in and become the number one receiver. If nothing else, his deep threat ability will open up the field for his fellow teammates. Whether it’s Jordan Travis or McKenzie Milton at quarterback, Parchment should have an immediate impact and see a healthy amount of targets from week one forward.

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