Mississippi Rebels product Donte Moncrief is expected to be a mid-round pick in this year’s deep crop of wide receiver prospects, and he’s viewed by many as a big sleeper prospect due to his physical tools and efficiency against difficult competition in the SEC. Moncrief, of course, has his detractors, but he could be a good value option for teams looking to add a quality WR4 to the mix.
The NFL Network’s Gil Brandt reports that the Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins will work out Moncrief next week, and both teams look like nice fits for him on paper. While neither team will spend much time looking to add a WR, Moncrief could be a solid contributor for either club, especially down the road. The Broncos are fine on offense with Demaryius Thomas, Julius Thomas, Wes Welker, Emmanuel Sanders, and more, but Moncrief could be a quality rookie addition for Peyton Manning. Meanwhile, the Dolphins have Mike Wallace, Charles Clay, Brian Hartline, and the underrated Brandon Gibson, but bringing in Moncrief as a WR4 would do them some good. It would be a way for either of these teams to pick up WR help without paying much for it.
Moncrief looks like a quality third-round prospect, and teams are hoping that he can be a quality No. 3 wide receiver in their offenses. He has all the raw tools with a great mix of size and speed, but he isn’t a consistent player. The Pittsburgh Steelers also hosted Moncrief earlier in the pre-draft process, so he has pretty healthy interest around the league.