Ole Miss WR Moncrief catches Cosell’s eye

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Ole Miss wide receiver Donte Moncrief, who left early for the NFL Draft, hasn’t been getting a lot of buzz since the season ended.

Draft guru Mel Kiper Jr. doesn’t include Moncrief on his list of the 10 best prospects. But the upcoming NFL Combine will offer a chance to break out.

NFL Films senior producer Greg Cosell talked up the former Ole Miss standout in an appearance last Friday on Colin Cowherd’s ESPN Radio show.

“A receiver who is not being talked about at all … Donte Moncrief from Ole Miss is a receiver I really liked on film. I don’t hear anybody talking about him. I’m real anxious to see hw he perfrms at the combine. I could change the public debate, the public conversation.”

In a scouting report published over the weekend, the Bleacher Report rated Moncrief as a potential third- or fourth-round pick.

The combine begins Saturday in Indianapolis.

John L. Pitts