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2015 NFL DRAFT

Donte Moncrief, WR

School: Ole Miss  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Raleigh, MS
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 221 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
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Player News
05/13/2014 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: Round 3/90 -- Donte Moncrief, WR, 6-2, 224, Mississippi...Indianapolis filled a need for a big, strong, physical receiver with speed to get downfield. The former Ole Miss standout should give the Colts much-needed depth at the position. Viewed as a diamond in the rough, Moncrief left college after his junior season. He has a big upside in terms of being a player who will grow with the Colts' offense. - The Sports Xchange

05/12/2014 - Colts use first picks on lineman and receiver...Moncrief was still available in the third round despite being rated as a potential second-round draft pick. The Colts were happy to see him still on the board. "He was the one of the highest-rated guys on our board. The size, the speed, the production in the SEC. He was still an underclassman (came out for the draft as a junior). You're talking about a guy who had a 16-yard average (per catch) in his SEC career. He blocks. He had 10 touchdowns as a sophomore, six this year," Grigson explained. "He's a guy that's done a lot at a high level and he's still young. He's still got some things to learn. But you can't teach 6-2, 220 and runs 4.3. He's a worker too. He doesn't say much. We interviewed him at the combine. Great kid. He'll come in here and work and learn. We're excited to have him because we feel like he has tremendous upside." - The Sports Xchange

05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Colts picks: Round 3/90 -- Donte Moncrief, WR, 6-2, 224, Mississippi...Indianapolis filled a need for a big, strong, physical receiver with speed to get downfield with the addition of Moncrief. The former Ole Miss standout should give the Colts much-needed depth at the position. Viewed as a diamond in the rough, Moncrief left college after his junior season. He has a big upside in terms of being a player who will grow with the Colts offense. - The Sports Xchange

05/08/2014 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 57/10. *Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi, 6-2, 221, 4.34, 2...Moncrief is a big man with the footwork of a little guy, enabling him to maneuver his large body into a position where he can make the catch against quicker, faster defensive backs. His 156 catches, 2,371 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns are all third-best all-time in the Ole Miss record book. Frankly: Ready, willing and able to surprise cornerbacks with excellent route running that makes him more dangerous more often than receivers who rely mainly on speed. He will also do damage as a blocker in the running game. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com

04/29/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Wide Receiver: *Donte Moncrief, Mississippi, 6-2, 221, 4.40, 1-2...Moncrief is a big man with the footwork of a little guy, enabling him to maneuver his large body into a position where he can make the catch against quicker, faster defensive backs. His 156 catches, 2,371 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns are all third-best all-time in the Ole Miss record book. Frankly: Ready, willing and able to surprise cornerbacks with excellent route running that makes him more dangerous more often than receivers who rely mainly on speed. He will also do damage as a blocker in the running game. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

01/05/2014 - Mississippi receiver Donte Moncrief has decided to skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft. The school sent out a statement Saturday night confirming Moncrief's decision. The 6-foot-3, 226-pounder from Raleigh, Miss., had 59 catches for 938 yards and six touchdowns this season. Moncrief's career numbers of 156 catches, 2,371 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns all rank third in school history. Moncrief said in the statement that he had an "awesome experience" with the Rebels, but "I am ready to pursue my dream of playing in the NFL." Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said "while we had hoped he might stay another year, we are excited about his future, and we look forward to seeing another Rebel shine on Sundays." - AP Sports

01/05/2014 - Moncrief Declares For NFL Draft...A 6-foot-3, 226-pounder from Raleigh, Miss., Moncrief ranks top-three in school history in every career receiving category, including placing second with 10 100-yard games. His 156 catches, 2,371 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns are all third-best all-time in the Ole Miss record book. As a junior this season, Moncrief notched a school record-tying five 100-yard receiving games, including 113 on six receptions in the Music City Bowl victory. He finished the year with 59 grabs for 938 yards and six TDs.

Moncrief's best season came in 2012, when the sophomore earned All-SEC honors from various media outlets. He hauled in career highs of 66 passes for 979 yards and 10 scores and turned in a career night in the Egg Bowl with 173 receiving yards and three TDs in the win over Mississippi State. A prep All-American at Raleigh High School, Moncrief burst onto the scene in Oxford in 2011, posting then freshman records of 31 catches (for 454 yards) and four touchdowns in garnering Freshman All-America honors. - Ole Miss football

01/05/2014 - Moncrief Declares For NFL Draft...Raleigh Native Ranks Top-Three In Rebel Career Receiving...Ole Miss receiver Donte Moncrief announced Saturday that he will forgo his senior season and enter the upcoming 2014 National Football League Draft. "After meeting with Coach Freeze and looking at all available information, my family and I have decided that I will declare for the draft," Moncrief said. "I appreciate all the support I have received over the last three years from the fans, my coaches and teammates. I have had an awesome experience at Ole Miss and plan to support Rebel Nation until I die. At this time, I have to do what is best for my family and I, and I am ready to pursue my dream of playing in the NFL."

"I appreciate Donte's hard work, commitment and leadership for our program," said Rebel head coach Hugh Freeze. "His outstanding play the last two seasons has been a big reason for the turnaround we have experienced and the two straight bowl victories. He is close to graduation, and I hope he reaches that goal. While we had hoped he might stay another year, we are excited about his future, and we look forward to seeing another Rebel shine on Sundays." - Ole Miss football

11/11/2013 - Mississippi's Donte Moncrief has most of the attributes expected of an elite receiver, including a 6-foot-3, 226-pound frame, breakaway speed and a pair of hands that rarely lets him down when catching the football. About the only thing missing is the ego. So when Moncrief's season started slowly, the soft-spoken junior didn't complain. He knew quarterback Bo Wallace would find him. Moncrief's time has come. He had 149 yards receiving and a touchdown on Saturday as Ole Miss beat Arkansas 34-24. It's the third time in five games he's had at least 100 yards receiving.

He said the emergence of the team's other receivers - including Laquon Treadwell and senior Ja-Mes Logan - has forced opponents to use more single coverage against him. "You can't double cover anybody now," Moncrief said. "That's easier for me. There are a lot of receivers on our team making big plays and that's exactly what we needed." Ole Miss (6-3) hosts Troy (5-5) on Saturday at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. It's the fifth straight home game for the Rebels, who can match their win total from last season by beating the Trojans.

Ole Miss is on a three-game winning streak and has emerged as one of the better passing teams in the Southeastern Conference. Wallace is fourth in the league with 2,392 passing yards, 14 touchdowns and five interceptions. Moncrief is second on the team with 41 catches, but first with 647 yards receiving and five touchdowns. Logan (35 catches, 496 yards, three TDs) and Treadwell (49 catches, 424 yards, three TDs) have also had productive seasons. - AP Sports

08/31/2013 - ROB RANG'S 08/30/13 BIG BOARD: 31. WR Donte Moncrief, Mississippi (6-2, 224, 4.49)* -- Moncrief's thick frame, deceptive speed and smooth route-running make him a nightmare for cornerbacks. He does not possess the explosive moves of Southern Cal's Lee or Clemson's Watkins but might be a better player than either of them. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/26/2013 - TOP MISSISSIPPI PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. WR Donte Moncrief (6-2, 224, 4.49)*...Moncrief's thick frame, deceptive speed and smooth route-running make him a nightmare for cornerbacks. He does not possess the explosive moves of Southern Cal's Marqise Lee or Clemson's Sammy Watkins but might be a better player than either of them. He is sudden in his breaks, showing the ability to generate separation even against tight man coverage, and accelerates quickly, often leaving defenders in his dust on double-moves. Moncrief tracks the ball well and generally shows excellent hands (one drop vs. Texas), as well as the body control to make the dazzling grab. Moncrief is also cognizant in the running game, showing awareness and toughness as a downfield blocker.

Perhaps the only thing standing in Moncrief's way of becoming the first "skill-position" player from Mississippi to earn a first round draft selection since Eli Manning (No. 1 overall, 2004) is the question about his straight-line speed. Moncrief was not caught from behind on tapes viewed but the big-bodied receiver may not possess elite timed speed. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

08/26/2013 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2013: WR Donte Moncrief became a sensation at the end of the season by carving up some of the best pass secondaries in the SEC. Still only a junior, Moncrief caught 66 passes for 979 yards and 10 touchdowns. His assault on the record books should continue. - The Sports Xchange

08/26/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): WR - Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss,...Moncrief has been named preseason second team All-SEC by the league media, Phil Steele, Birmingham News, Athlon and Lindy's, and is also on the Biletnikoff Award Watch List. The Raleigh, Miss., native tied a school record with 10 touchdown catches last year and racked up 66 receptions for 979 yards to rank among the SEC leaders. - Mississippi football

08/26/2013 - TOP MISSISSIPPI PROSPECTS FOR THE 2014 NFL DRAFT: 1. WR Donte Moncrief (6-2, 224, 4.49)*...A standout since signing with Ole Miss as a high school All-American, Moncrief emerged in 2012 as a second-team All-SEC winner and appears well on his way towards establishing himself as one of the nation's top NFL prospects at wide receiver.

Moncrief finished the season with 66 catches for 979 yards and tied Rebels' single-season record with 10 TD catches. Perhaps most impressively, many of his best games came against the SEC's elite, including six catches for 73 yards and a touchdown against Texas A&M, six catches for 161 yards and two touchdowns against LSU and seven grabs for a career-high 173 yards and school-record (tying) three scores against Johnthan Banks and Darius Slay of hated-rival Mississippi State in the 2012 Egg Bowl. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/25/2013 - 2013 PRESEASON ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (MEDIA): WR - Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss (46)...Finished the 2012 season with 66 catches (3rd-most in school history) and 979 yards (2nd-most in school history) ... Tied the school single-season record with 10 TD catches ... Tied for 2nd in school history with four 100-yard receiving games in a season ... Ranked 5th in the SEC, 47th in the NCAA with 75.3 receiving ypg ... 6th in SEC, 69th in NCAA with 5.1 catches per game ... 3rd in SEC with 10 TD catches. - Ole Miss football

07/19/2013 - 2013 BILETNIKOFF AWARD WATCH LIST: Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss, JR...Moncrief turned in a monster sophomore season in 2012 with 66 catches for 979 yards and 10 touchdowns. His 10 TD catches tied for the most in school history, while his four 100-yard receiving games tied for the second-most in school history. The Raleigh, Miss., native was named All-SEC second team by College Sports Madness and third team by Phil Steele. He was also on the Biletnikoff Watch List last year. The Rebel star is one of 14 Southeastern Conference players on the watch list. - Ole Miss football

05/21/2013 - 2013 FREAKS LIST: THE 20 CRAZIEST ATHLETES IN COLLEGE FOOTBALL: 13. Donte Moncrief, Ole Miss, WR: The Rebels have had more than their share of dynamic wideouts over the past few years with Mike Wallace and Dexter McCluster, but Moncrief is a different type of Freak. He's 6-3, 228 pounds and yet still can run a 4.44 40, vertical jumps 39 inches and broad jumps 11-1, according to Rebels strength coach Paul Jackson. - Bruce Feldman, CBSSports.com

 
Player News
05/13/2014 - 2014 NFL DRAFT BEST VALUE PICK: INDIANAPOLIS COLTS: Round 3/90 -- Donte Moncrief, WR, 6-2, 224, Mississippi...Indianapolis filled a need for a big, strong, physical receiver with speed to get downfield. The former Ole Miss standout should give the Colts much-needed depth at the position. Viewed as a diamond in the rough, Moncrief left college after his junior season. He has a big upside in terms of being a player who will grow with the Colts' offense. - The Sports Xchange
 

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