Moncrief declares for draft

Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief has decided to enter the NFL draft.
The school made the announcement late Saturday night on the football program’s official Twitter account.
A 6-foot-3, 226-pounder from Raleigh, 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.
The deadline for underclassmen to declare is Jan. 15.
Moncrief said all season he would not make a decision before having a discussion with Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze.
“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 in a news release. “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.”
He is projected as a third-round pick.

— Parrish Alford

Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Archaeo

    With all these other good players declaring early where do you think Moncrief will fall in the draft now? Seems like a lot of Juniors coming out early this year.

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