Nov 9, 2013; Oxford, MS, USA; Mississippi Rebels wide receiver Donte Moncrief (12) advances the ball during the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Mississippi Rebels defeat the Arkansas Razorbacks with a score of 34-24. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Ole Miss receiver Donte Moncrief declares for draft


Donte Moncrief is forgoing his senior with the Ole Miss Rebels and is entering the 2014 NFL draft after back-to-back standout seasons in Oxford, according to Olemisssports.com.

“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.”

The 6-3, 226-pound Moncrief had 59 receptions for 938 yards and six touchdowns with five, 100-yard games. He had six receptions for 113 yards and a touchdown in his final game in an Ole Miss uniform in the Rebels 25-17 win in the Music City Bowl over Georgia Tech.

                                       Receiving               Scrimmage
Year          School Conf Class Pos  G  Rec  Yds  Avg TD Plays  Yds  Avg TD
2011     Mississippi  SEC        WR 12   31  454 14.6  4    31  454 14.6  4
*2012    Mississippi  SEC        WR 13   66  979 14.8 10    66  979 14.8 10
*2013    Mississippi  SEC    JR  WR 13   59  938 15.9  6    59  938 15.9  6
Career   Mississippi                    156 2371 15.2 20   156 2371 15.2 20

Moncrief has all the physical measurables you look for in a No. 1 wide receiver, but the biggest question mark for him is what his time in the 40-yard dash will be as it often is the case for the position.

He plays fast, but depending on what the stopwatch says when he runs at the combine or if he decides to push his 40 until his pro day, that could be the difference between sneaking into the bottom of the first round or being taken at the bottom of the second round or top of the third round

Scouts Inc. ranks him as the No. 43 overall prospect.

Moncrief leaves Oxford as one of the program’s all-time leading receivers and a player that was key to the program’s turnaround under Hugh Freeze in the past two years.

In his absence Laquon Treadwell will assume the No. 1 wide receiver duties after he was named the SEC’s offensive player of the year.

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