“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.