After trading the No. 75 overall pick, the No. 152 overall pick and No. 212 pick to the Baltimore Ravens, the Oakland Raiders selected North Carolina A&T tackle Brandon Parker with the No. 65 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
A top of NFL prospect, the 2017 preseason accolades poured in … Earned STATS first-team All-American honors after the 2016 season … Earned his second straight MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Year award … Also earned his second straight Black College Football All-American honor from the American Urban Radio Networks … He is a three-time All-MEAC selection, twice being named first-team all-conference … Behind Parker the Aggies have the MEAC’s No. 1 rushing offense for three straight seasons … In 2017, the Aggies ranked No. 1 in the conference in 3rd down conversion, total first downs, rushing offense, scoring offense, fewest tackles for loss allowed, fewest sacks allowed and total offense … Has never surrendered a sack in his career … Enters his fourth straight season as the Aggies starting left tackle … Has only been called for four penalties in his career … Has played in 35 straight games with 35 straight starts … Was the first Aggie to win MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Year since Qasim Mitchell did it in 2001 … He and Mitchell are the only two linemen in program history to win the honor from the MEAC … Has good speed, good length and plays hard on each down … Has the longest reach on the team at 107 ½ inches … Has gotten stronger and increased his weight during his time at N.C. A&T … Can bench press 225 pounds 20 times in one set … Improved his bench press max from 340 to 360 pounds … Also has a squat max of 510 pounds … Came to N.C. A&T with a talented class that also included record-breaking players such as Tarik Cohen, Denzel Keyes and Cody Jones … His sister Jasmine played for the Aggies women’s basketball team ... Has started all 36 games played.
2016 Season: Started all 12 games … Earned offensive lineman of the week five times from the MEAC … Was in on 779 gradable plays with 48 total knockdowns and an average grade of 87 percent. He graded out at higher than 90 percent five times … Offensively, the Aggies had the No. 1 total offense, rushing offense and third rated passing offense in the conference … A&T also allowed the fewest sacks, had running back Tarik Cohen break the school’s single-season rushing record (1,583) and quarterback Lamar Raynard break the school’s single-season completion percentage record (64.6) while leading the conference in completion percentage and passing efficiency (140.8).
2015 Season: Started all 12 games… Earned first-team All-MEAC honors along with being named MEAC Offensive Lineman of the Year … Also earned All-American honors from American Urban Radio Networks and Boxtorow … Led the Aggies in pancake blocks and graded out well throughout the season… Graded out well at Florida A&M (Oct. 31) and against Alcorn State (Dec. 19).
2014 Season: Played in 12 games in 12 starts…Earned third-team All-MEAC honors as an offensive lineman…Graded out well against Florida A&M on Oct. 25 and Morgan State on Nov. 8…Helped quarterback Kwashaun Quick have his best passing season of his career by keeping him from being sacked.
High School: Led his team to an 8-4 record as a senior…Played three varsity seasons under Mike Newsome and Ron Massey at A.L. Brown, where he was a starter for two years...Ranked 46th in the state by Max Preps…His team averaged 287 yards rushing per game, and completed 62.4 percent of its passes...Graduated Cum Laude from A.L. Brown.
Personal: Full name is Brandon Malik Parker...He is the son of Curtis and Regina Parker...Was born on Oct. 21, 1995 ... Majors in electrical engineering.
With the 65th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Raiders select North Carolina A&T offensive tackle Brandon Parker.