The 2014 NFL Draft class is absolutely loaded at the wide receiver position, and it’s difficult to project where top wideouts like Davante Adams, Allen Robinson, and Brandin Cooks will end up due to all the talent at WR. It seems like every single draft-eligible WR has declared for the draft, and only Louisville Cardinals star DeVante Parker made the wise decision to forego declaring (he has a much better chance of being taken higher next year).
Yesterday, both Indiana Hoosiers wide receiver Cody Latimer and Mississippi Rebels star Donte Moncrief made their decisions, and they both decided to enter the draft. Neither decision was surprising, though it seems like both receivers would have had a better chance if they stayed in school, since this year’s class is so loaded. Still, both Latimer and Moncrief are very talented receiver prospects, and Moncrief is an excellent sleeper for those who are actually sleeping on him.
It’s no surprise to hear Ole Miss officially announce that Moncrief will forego his senior season, because it was reported as early as November that Moncrief would declare for the draft. But Moncrief always wanted to speak with Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze, and he has officially decided to declare after a conversation with Freeze. He had a big bowl game and put up solid numbers this season, and he’s a pretty touted draft prospect overall.
ULCA Bruins star guard Xavier Su’a-Filo also made the unsurprising decision to declare for the draft, and he tweeted out the news himself and received plenty of words of encouragement from UCLA fans and former players like Datone Jones alike. Su’a-Filo has plenty of intangibles, and he has the versatility to play at guard and tackle, with guard being his projected NFL home. There is little doubt that he’s pro ready, and he’s one of the top guard prospects in the class.