Donte Moncrief, WR Ole Miss
It looks doubtful that Floyd will return and the project that was Vincent Brown isn’t exactly panning out the way we all wished; we need help at the receiver position. Moncrief has the ability to start day one contribute significantly. If you want a beast at wideout, Moncrief is your man – physically, he is a clone of Brandon Marshall. He is an unbelievable route runner who seems to have a knack for creating separation – double moves, head fakes, you name it. Moncrief can be a big time playmaker at the next level. Moncrief is also one of the most physically gifted receivers in this draft and has some of the most outstanding measurables to prove it.
Rotoviz created a tool to analyze a WR’s athleticism based on the holy grail of sir Megatron (Calvin Johnson Jr.) himself : “The actual equation goes like this
((HaSS+ExplosionScore)/324.5)*100. The combination of HaSS and Explosion Score are divided by 324.5 because that is the total HaSS+Explosion Score Calvin Johnson posted at the combine. Calvin had the best combine we’ve ever seen from a WR and that probably won’t change anytime soon. Because we’re using CJ as a benchmark, we’ll call this the Megatron Index.
Before we get to the 2014 prospects here are a few examples of WR1S numbers of current NFL WRs to give you an idea of how this class compares:
Calvin Johnson – 100
Julio Jones – 92.6
Stephen Hill – 91.6
Cordarrelle Patterson – 86.1
Torrey Smith – 83.8
Josh Gordon – 82.4
Moncreif graded out to 89.6, right between Cordarrelle Patterson and Julio Jones.