Draft Profile: WR Donte Moncrief

Fox Sports profiles second day wide receiver prospect Donte Moncrief from Ole Miss.

Brian Bassett, TheJetsBlog.com

Terry Bradway attended Moncrief’s Pro Day and he seems to be a good NFL receiver in the making.  While he doesn’t have elite speed, Moncrief has deceptive speed, a thick frame and is known as a smooth route runner already.

One more thing?  Rex Ryan loves WRs who are willing to block and Montcrief has demonstrated an enthusiasm and knack for doing so.




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Hazard2012
Hazard2012

Think Moncrief could be at top of the second tier of receivers in this draft.   Tighten his routes, learn to use his body better...he's a big, 4.40 fast, powerful guy with a 39.5" vertical...and he could develop into a top notch talent.  


Ideally, I'd like to pair him with a Cooks/Beckham and Decker to form a very dynamic front-line receiving corps, but he may not be on the board that long.  His stock continues to rise.      


If we don't take a WR in the first, however, one can make an argument for Moncrief being the best WR left standing.   Either way, I'd really like Moncrief to become a Jet.         

juunit
juunit

Well, Emmitt Smith has released his mock draft and this is what he had to say for us:


"The Jets battle me. I do not understand how Ryan Rex got this team to eight win in the last month. The Jet look like one of the worstest team in football in the free season, but he somehow win eight game. Ryan doing it with smoke and fires right now, but you know what they say about smoke and fires. One hot - and the other one more hot!

Unfortunately, the Jet do not have a receiver. This why Calvin Benjamin deserve a shot. Calvin Benjamin sound like the former President of the United States, Benjamin Franklins, but do not be deceive - Calvin Benjamin not the long-lost grandson of Benjamin Franklin. This because Benjamin Franklin invent thunder, and Calvin Benjamin not even aware of this when I tolded him about his possible incestor."

davem
davem

Moncrief will be off the board in round 2. I see some projecting him in the 3rd but he will be gone by then.

Also if you like this Ole Miss WR you should check out Luquon Treadwell who was a freshman WR at Ole Miss last year... BEAST

Brad Jerris
Brad Jerris

Moncrief actually had a very good 40 yard dash time at the Combine 4.40. Will agree that he doesn't have elite speed, but he does have very good speed. He is my top WR target in the second round if the Jets don't go WR in the first round.

davem
davem

If u draft him u must be prepared to Feed Moncrief.

Google it

blackwood1
blackwood1

Happy Easter to all my fellow Jets fans & your families.

Pat d
Pat d

Hopefully he isn't the first WR taken

bradysucks
bradysucks

Happy Easter Jets fans.....



Moncrief is another guy who will walk into the building and be better than everybody else at  WR currently on the roster not named Decker.......He could get more than 500 yards in a season (which is all Kerley was good for) if he was drugged and blindfolded  each game .......


(ducks)

Bent
Bent moderator

Whenever I see the name "Donte Moncrief" it reminds me of Gardener's World presenter Monty Don from here in the UK.


So ends my in-depth analysis on this subject.

Ron Alexander
Ron Alexander

@Hazard2012  I like Moncrief but I've seen a few negative post about his willingness to go up in traffic to make the tough catch? I watched Ole Miss every game they were televised (about 5-6? and he looked good but not great. They had a 6-5 225 lb freshman who looked like a young Julio Jones and looked a lot better than Moncrief.

Ron Alexander
Ron Alexander

@juunit  Please tell me you made this up???? You have to be shi-ing me bro!

Hysterical!

levi
levi

@juunit  I wonder how many concussions Emmit has had...

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  Dude, stoppppp with this Kerley sht. It's insane that you're campaigning against him. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@bradysucks  Kerley has had more than 500 yards in all three of his NFL seasons, so he actually exceeded "all he is good for" three times out of three.  One rookie had more yards last year than Kerley had in 2012.  One!


Nelson had 60 catches in a season too.  


Moncrief might be a great player, but assuming he's going to walk into the NFL and be better than these guys as a rookie is naive.

a57se
a57se

@Bent  

I think of Sydney Moncrief.......

bradysucks
bradysucks

I like Kerley but the Jets need more firepower. I am not campaigning against Kerley. I am pointing out that he was the Jets top WR in 2013 with just 500 yards receiving which is pathetic for an NFL team.

I don't care about people's excuses why our pass offense is terrible

bradysucks
bradysucks

Bent

The Jets have the worst wide receivers in the NFL. It's a shame your loyalty blinds you of this fact. We've had a passing offense ranked 30th or lower 2 years straight.

You're in denial....

Decker is a good receiver....Kerley is okay....and we should get rid of everybody else and start over

Word

bradysucks
bradysucks

My goal has never been to try and get Kerley less playing time. I don't understand why people interpret things this way. I just want to see the Jets improve the team at receiver. I am aware there is a rookie learning curve. I do not have the same faith in Kerley's durability as you & Bent. I also think that a guy like Cooks has more talent and that Kerley isn't an ideal WR on the outside. If Kerley was ever the 4th receiving option on the Jets it would mean Idzik did a great job finding talent at WR. Many teams #4 receivers contribute.

I don't dislike Kerley but I do question his durability

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  Kerley is better than okay. 


Cooks would not keep Kerley off the field, they'd be used together. 


I would be very surprised if Landry or Moncrief kept Kerley off the field, either. They'd both be 4th WR's to star the season, and even that's not a guarantee with Nelson/Hill (if either steps up). 


You are acting like these guys are NFL-ready, above-average receivers and there's nothing to support that they'll magically skip over the adjustment period that every WR goes through. 


You can paint me as irrational all you want, you're the guy who has not kept a straight narrative in this whole thing and somehow bashes Kerley as the guy who only gets 500 yards, but is someone you still like. Okay, BS. 


If you think a mid-round rookie WR will easily supplant Kerley you're kidding yourself. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

Levi

The moral of the story is never tell another man his wife isn't as pretty as he thinks she is

Kerley is an okay receiver but Cooks is better....

If we draft Cooks and also draft Landry or Moncrief then we are a better football team even if this means Kerley becomes a back up....

Brendan wants to have his cake and eat it to. In Brendan's world it isn't possible to upgrade over Kerley - proof that love is indeed blindness

levi
levi

@bradysucks  haha Did you just really break out the "If you like him so much why dont you marry him" line?  I havent heard that one in a long long time. Probably grade school..

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  Yes, by telling you how childishly narrow your view is when discussing a player we want to marry him!! What are you six years old? 


You are the one bashing him, not me. You are on both sides of the fence, pick one side. Either say you want Kerley on the team or you don't, but this "oh, well he's okay if there isn't some magical late-rounder that can be drafted to replace him." 


He had more yards than Larry Fitz in 2012, so using your brilliant logic he was better than Fitz that year. Thanks for playing. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

Wrong.

The Jets can carry 5 WR's on the roster and I want the best 5 possible.

If we draft 2 WR's better than Kerley then I hope they start ahead of him.

If Kerley is better than say (as an example) Cooks & Moncrief then Kerley should start.

You and Bent should buy Kerley an engagement ring!!!! To me he's just a guy with 500 yards receiving in 2013 who missed games....I don't want to marry him until I see better production and durability

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  Does wanting to replace a guy mean you don't want on the team? Well, yes. That's exactly what it means. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

I never once said Kerley isn't an okay WR.

I don't need convincing of this.

I've said over and over that Kerley was the best receiver on the team the past 2 years.

I pointed out his production in 2013 which in my opinion wasn't good and he missed 4 games.

The durability of the Jets WR's has been awful the past 2 years and durability is a big part of success. I am ready to move on from our WR's and again as far as I am concerned the only WR's truly worth keeping are Kerley & Decker.

I would upgrade over Kerley if possible and I see no reason to apologize to anybody for wanting to get better. I think Brandin Cooks would be a better slot WR than Kerley and I think several of the WR's in this draft would be better on the outside than Kerley

Does this mean I want Kerley not to have a roster spot? Of course not

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  Per the PFF link that Bent just posted in a new thread: 


Jeremy Kerley, WR (153rd overall pick in 2011): You get the feeling more is to come from Kerley, especially if he can get more consistent play from the quarterback spot and if he has more viable options catching balls alongside him. Still, for a fifth-rounder to develop into a starting receiver who is especially productive from the slot, the Jets can’t complain.


https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2014/04/19/draft-grader-new-york-jets-3/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=draft-grader-new-york-jets-3

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  Stop arguing straw men. 


We agree the passing offense needs to make significant improvements this year. Bent is not defending the existing parts on the broken car, he's being fair and saying that the Jets' WR grouping has been very injured the past two years and that is a fact (since you wanted to keep calling those out earlier). I think everyone would like to see them take an earlyish WR in the draft, someone to develop into the future starter that the team needs. 


No one is defending the pass offense the past two years, it's "disgraceful" how you are, post after post, fighting a fight no one else is. Everyone wants to upgrade the WR's. Everyone wants a better passing offense. Everyone expects the team to draft a WR early this year. But that has nothing to do with Kerley. It has to do with all the other WR's, his QB and inconsistent OL. Geno played his best football with Kerley in. I already gave you the stats that show Kerley is a good WR, but you as usual will ignore them to mindlessly repeat yourself in an argument against nobody since no one is saying anything besides you're irrational bashing of Kerley is taking away from an otherwise fair point. A point that, again, is agreed to by every single Jets fan I've come in contact with. 



And you're out of your mind if you think Moncrief enters the NFL better than Kerley is right now. 

boomer
boomer

@bradysucks  No, what you are doing is making straw men to make an argument nobody but you is having.  Nobody is defending the Jets overall passing game, not here, not in the press, not even the Jets themselves.  Everyone recognizes that it has not been good.


But you keep pricking out Kerley and using him as an example of the ineptness of the passing attack when virtually nobody agrees with you that he was the problem.  I gave you multiple stats yesterday that showed other than his overall yardage which you keep harping on he was very good.


There were multiple problems with the Jets passing game last year, rookie QB who was not very accurate and just learning the pro game on the fly, not many other targets which made Kerley an obvious target and the other teams knew it too and of course injuries to both Kerley and others.


The Jets have already begun to address the problem by bringing a couple new WRs in Ford and Decker and a pass catching RB in Johnson. It is widely speculated that they will be adding more in the draft so acting like you are the only one who recognizes the Jets need help in the passing game is absurd.


Kerley is not the problem.  He is one of the pieces the Jets can build around.

bradysucks
bradysucks

You think I am going after Kerley.....and you seem to have a problem understanding that I am referring to the entire Jets passing offense of which Kerley was the star despite just 500 yards in receiving production.

Anytime the leading WR on a unit (plural) has that kind of production in the NFL it is an indication the unit is broken

Bent wants to defend the existing parts of the broken car and I want to replace them with new parts....I never once said I want to replace Kerley.

I said the Jets pass offense the past 2 years has been disgraceful and you and Bent make excuses....

Most people would agree with me that the Jets pass offense has been terrible in 2012 & 2013. We added Decker but the job isn't finished

I believe in competition and if Cooks is a better slot guy than Kerley and if Moncrief is better on the outside then Kerley then JK should be a back up...

My mentality is never be satisfied and always try and get better

You makes excuses

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  He literally quoted you. 


"He could get more than 500 yards in a season (which is all Kerley was good for)"


And that is far from the first time you've used that language, Bent called you out on it yesterday. 

idothis2
idothis2

@bradysucks losing kerley to injury set Geno back and was a big reason why the pass offense went in the toilet

bradysucks
bradysucks

Nothing you said there was true

I don't hate Kerley. He was our best WR last year.

Being so thin skinned and defending a horrendous pass offense is laughable

jma020
jma020

@bradysucks  OH man you're exhausting.  You say that he's "only good for 500 yards a season"  By pointing to one injury plagued season.  And then say that it's WHY we had teh 31st ranked passing attack, essentially blaming the offensive failures on him....   and then when someone asks you why you hate Kerley you're going to respond "I never said I don't like Kerley". 


Pick a side.

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  "Why would I stop using facts." I suggest you start using more of them so you don't come off as biased. 


AND STOP ACTING LIKE NO ONE WANTS MORE WR'S. Please! Every single person who is posting on this site wants at least one more WR. We all agree. You're acting like the cupboard is nearly bare, and it's not. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

Why would I stop using facts! Our teams's top WR had 500 yards last year which is why we had the leagues 31st ranked pass offense

I want to win and I don't think the Jets can win a Super Bowl without change at WR

jma020
jma020

@bradysucks  You can't say Kerley is only good for "500 yards a season" out of one side of your mouth and "I like Kerley" out of the other side.

bradysucks
bradysucks

Why give up on Hill? If Hill can beat out Cooks, Moncrief etc then God bless him. I don't think he can if we use our draft picks wisely at the WR position

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  Then stop using "Kerley only had 500 yards, WE NEED FIREPOWER" as your catch-phrase, it comes off as insinuating Kerley isn't firepower. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

I said I like Kerley.....and explained myself clearly. He is a piece.

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  They are not excuses, and no one is saying don't add pieces. You are refusing to acknowledge Kerley as a piece and it is dumbfounding. 

bradysucks
bradysucks

I don't care about excuses. 500 yards receiving for the best WR on an NFL team is terrible. All teams deal with injuries and the excuses are lame. Get some new WR's with better durability who produce and help our young QB.

Getting rid of Holmes wasn't enough. The only receivers worth keeping are Decker & Kerley and maybe Nelson as a back up

levi
levi

@bradysucks  Are you gonna have a stroke when they pick a CB in round one?

Brendan
Brendan

@bradysucks  "You're in denial" by using facts to disprove my relentless and inaccurate criticism. 

Bent
Bent moderator

@bradysucks  


No, you have a total lack of perspective.


Their wide receivers haven't been good over the past few seasons, I accept that, but that's largely been due to lost man hours because of injuries.  No way in the world were they the WORST.


There have been plenty of other teams with worse receivers than the Jets over the last two years.  The reason the passing offense is ranked so low is clearly because of the quarterback play.


And even if they WERE the worst group of receivers in the league, adding one second round receiver to the mix isn't going to make a blind bit of difference in the short term.