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Ole Miss WR Donte Moncrief invited to NFL combine

Moncrief will get the chance to work out for pro scouts in Indy, which believes will lead to a third-round selection… by the Redskins.

Joe Robbins

Donte Moncrief will be heading to Indy to show off his skills in front of NFL teams.

The record-breaking Ole Miss wide receiver, who declared last month he'll forfeit his senior season in Oxford to pursue a pro career, has received an invite to the 2013 NFL Combine in Indianapolis, according to an official list published at

He actually received the invite on Wednesday, but that was National Signing Day, so...

Moncrief finished his Rebel career third in school history in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, and at six-foot-two, 215 pounds, has the speed and body control to make him a big-play threat in the League. CBS Sports rates him the No. 18 wideout in this draft class and projects him as a third or fourth-round pick.

The bros over at SB Nation are a bit higher on him, ranking him the No. 10 receiver. They project him going to the Washington Redskins as the second pick of the third round, and describe the selection as follows:

A player as good as Moncrief would be somewhat of a steal at this point in the draft. There are smaller playmaking receivers still on the board, but Moncrief is capable of getting up the field himself.

As much of a joke as the Redskins were in 2013, Washington wouldn't be a bad landing spot for Moncrief. Josh Morgan and Santana Moss are both free agents this offseason, and even if they do stick around, Moncrief would likely walk into the No. 2 spot opposite Pierre Garcon. If new head coach Jay Gruden can get RGIII back on track, the Redskins could have a pretty potent offense. Keep in mind that as offensive coordinator for the Cincinnati Bengals, Gruden helped develop former Georgia receiving star A.J. Green.

SB Nation has Moncrief as the fifth-best SEC wideout prospect behind A&M's Mike Evans, LSU's Odell Beckham Jr., Vandy's Jordan Matthews, and LSU's Jarvis Landry, in that order.