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DeVante Parker's mother: 'We didn't want him going to Cleveland'

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The Miami Dolphins used their 14th overall selection in Thursday night's NFL draft to select wide receiver DeVante Parker out of Louisville.

No one was more excited about the selection than his mother. 

Not because her son would be playing in the sunshine in Florida, or because he'd be playing in Joe Philbin's pass-happy offense.

She was happy he didn't end up with the Cleveland Browns.

"We didn't want him going to Cleveland," Raneca Parker said, according to Adam H. Beasley of the Miami Herald. "They don't have a team, really, or a quarterback. I knew I didn't want the Cleveland Browns."

Many had tabbed DeVante as a possible candidate for the Browns at the No. 12 selection, but they instead went with defensive tackle Danny Shelton two spots ahead of the Dolphins' eventual selection of Parker.

"I know the teams he could go to and the teams he couldn't go to," Raneca said. "We were happy with the Miami Dolphins. He was very ecstatic. We're happy, we love the weather."

One would have to figure the Parkers are happy the Browns don't appear on the Dolphins' schedule this season.

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