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Since the collegiate season ended, it has driven me crazy how little Ole Miss junior receiver Donte Moncrief is talked about in comparison to other prospects of similar stature.
Maybe it's the fact that Moncrief has been stashed on a middling SEC program, until the Rebels broke through for an 8-5 season and a Music City Bowl win over Georgia Tech. Or maybe because Mike Evans and Jordan Matthews dominated the big receiver talk in the SEC this past season.
Whatever the reason, Moncrief put teams on notice this week with a solid combine effort. At 6'2" and over 220 pounds, Moncrief has a size advantage over many of the corners he will face in the NFL next year.
While he showed plenty of quickness on tape, there was concern how well he would run in the 40-yard dash, as one of the heavier receivers at the combine.
The former Rebel finished with one of the best official times of the day with a 4.40 time, besting Clemson speedsters Martavis Bryant and Sammy Watkins. The speed and fluidity translated well to the field drills, where Moncrief looked smooth and confident in his ability to snatch balls out of the air.
His stock won't raise as high as the first round, but Moncrief should be on the Bills' radar in the second or third round.