Kiper’s take on Moncrief

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper conducted a media conference call this morning.

On the whole it was good news for Donte Moncrief who went into the combine projected as a third- or fourth-round pick.

Here’s what Kiper had to say about Moncrief:

Ole Miss WR Donte Moncrief

Ole Miss WR Donte Moncrief

“Donte Moncrief is an enigma. He’s an incredible talent, big, athletic and fast. You would have thought he would have been able to dominate college cornerbacks. I watch him a lot, I kept waiting. I had a high grade for him at the beginning of the year, anticipating a top 10 to 15 pick for him in August, but he did not materialize. The freshman Treadwell did a nice job, the quarterback play was erratic, I get all that, but he’s one of those guys that you did not see him perform to his level of talent on a week to week basis. He flashed it, he had some drops, he was not as explosive.”

That said, Kiper doesn’t rule out a late first-round pick for Moncrief but doesn’t endorse it either.

“With all that in mind he’s an early to middle second-round pick. He’ll probably come on at the pro level. I don’t see him getting out of the second round. Seattle could be looking for a big wide receiver, San Francisco is in that mix, Carolina … all those are late first-round (picks) that could be in play. If he doesn’t go late first-round, which I think is borderline, he’ll go somewhere in Round 2.”

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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  • Karl Hungus

    Tonight’s game shouldn’t even be close…Sharks should win by 20. Miss. St. is out manned…no contest. Sharks get their only win, before obtaining a #6 seed in the N.I.T.

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