Moncrief to Colts in third round

ESPN draft analyst Mel Kiper had projected Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief as a solid bet to go somewhere in the second round.

In a draft deep with wide receiver talent, Moncrief was the 13th receiver drafted, going in the third round to the Colts with the 90th overall pick.

Seven wide receivers were selected in the second round.

Southern Cal’s Marquise Lee went with the 39th pick to the Bills, Vanderbilt’s Jordan Matthews with the 42nd pick to the Eagles and Colorado’s Paul Richardson with the 45th pick to the Seahawks.

Washington’s Bishop Sankey (No. 54 to the Titans), Indiana’s Cody Latimer (No. 56 to the Broncos), Penn State’s Allen Robinson (No. 61 to the Jaguars), LSU’s Jarvis Landry (No. 63 to the Dolphins) and Oregon’s Josh Huff (No. 86 to Eagles) also were picked before Moncrief, who was the first wide receiver off the board in the third round.

Another wide receiver, John Brown of Pittsburgh State, was selected by the Cardinals with the pick after the Colts took Moncrief.

Five wide receivers were taken in the first round on Thursday.

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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  • Killer_Beeze

    This had to be more than Donte ever dreamed of: to be drafted by a great organization like the Colts and to be on the receiving end of the NFL’s best passing QB.
    Though I had rather he stayed another year at Ole Miss, I can’t help but be happy for him.

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