Donte Moncrief is staying in the AFC South but taking his talents to another team.
Former Colts' WR Donte Moncrief intends to sign with the Jacksonville Jaguars, per source. Staying in AFC South.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2018
Report: Jacksonville Jaguars to Land Wide Receiver Donte Moncrief
Moncrief was drafted by the Colts in the third round with the 90th overall pick of the 2014 NFL draft. He played four seasons with the Colts. Moncrief finished with 152 receptions for 1,875 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Moncrief was a high school standout that was a jack-of-all-trades. As a senior, he registered 21 catches for 441 yards and nine touchdowns. He also passed for 365 yards and two touchdowns, while rushing 12 times for 144 yards.
A native of Raleigh, MS, Moncrief also competed in track and field. He was a two-time 3A state champion in the long jump. Moncrief went on to play for the University of Mississippi.
He was rated as the 17th best wide receiver prospect in the nation prior to attending college. Moncrief played three seasons for Ole Miss. He had 156 receptions for 2,371 yards and 20 touchdowns.
Moncrief proved to be a reliable target in his rookie campaign. He caught 32 passes on 49 targets for 444 yards and three touchdowns.
Moncrief had his best season as a pro in 2015, where he finished with 733 yards and six touchdowns. In the 2016 season, he finished with only 307 yards in nine total games, but recorded seven touchdowns, once again providing a reliable red zone option for quarterback Andrew Luck. That season in particular, Moncrief showed how valuable he could be as a situational player. In eight of the nine games he finished below 60 receiving yards, yet he still managed to haul in seven total scores.
The 2017 season slowed down for Moncrief, who battled nagging injury and was without Luck under center. He finished the season with 391 yards and two touchdowns. He seemed to have issues catching balls thrown his way, averaging a 54.5 percent catch rate.
In his four seasons with the Colts, Moncrief is already established fairly highly in the Colts record book from the standpoint of finding the end zone. His 18 career touchdown receptions are currently 19th in franchise history.
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