2014 Pro Days: Donte Moncrief highlights Ole Miss workout
Wide receiver Donte Moncrief stood on his workout numbers from the 2014 NFL Combine, but looked to impress during positional drills at Ole Miss' pro day.
Wide receiver Donte Moncrief stood on the 4.40-second 40-yard dash he was credited with at the Scouting Combine, but took part in positional drills at Ole Miss' pro day Monday. The physically gifted big-play receiver also measured in at 6-feet-2 3/8 and 219 pounds, two pounds lighter than in Indianapolis.
Moncrief posted excellent agility test numbers at the combine, including a 39.5-inch vertical jump and 132.0-inch broad jump. He is currently the No. 67 overall prospect according to NFLDraftScout.com ratings, and No. 11 among wide receivers, projected as a second- to third-round pick.
Questions remain about the strength of his route-running, which he attempted to address by going through drills Monday. While NFL.com reported representatives from only a half-dozen teams were on hand for the workout with the Rebels lacking any other sure-fire draft picks among the 18 total prospects to work out, the school said at least 25 representatives from 22 different NFL teams were at Ole Miss' Manning Center.
Moncrief's workout is important as the junior jockeys for position with the likes of Vanderbilt's Jordan Matthews, Colorado's Paul Richardson, LSU's Jarvis Landry, Clemson's Martavis Bryant and South Carolina's Bruce Ellington - who are all rated between No. 55 and 99 by NFLDraftScout.com.
Cornerback Charles Sawyer is a potential late-round pick, and he posted a 4.56-second 40, a 36-inch vertical and a 9-foot, 2-inch broad jump, according to NFL.com. Rated as the No. 32 cornerback in the 2014 draft class, Sawyer is a bit undersized at 5-10 7/8 and 186 pounds, but has experience at both safety spots and could project as a good nickel corner in the NFL if he can prove he is fully recovered from a shoulder injury.
Jeff Scott, the No. 46 running back, measured in at 5-6, 165 pounds Monday, posting 40-yard times of 4.49 and 4.47, according to NFL.com. Michael Marry, the No. 31-rated inside linebacker, ran a 4.96 40 while posting a 30-inch vertical jump and a 9-foot, 4-inch broad jump. Both are projected as undrafted free agents.
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