The Pittsburgh Steelers have made their first addition at receiver since trading away Antonio Brown, adding Donte Moncrief, inked to a two year deal. The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Moncrief is capable of being a big-play threat, needed with the loss of Brown. For his career, he’s averaged nearly 13 yards per catch. Last year in Jacksonville, he caught 48 passes for 669 yards and three touchdowns.
Moncrief was the Colts third round pick in the 2014 draft. As a rookie, he caught 32 passes for 444 yards and three touchdowns. After four years in Indy, he took a one-year deal in Jacksonville worth $7 million. He’s had plenty of success against Pittsburgh too, catching 16 passes for 262 yards and three touchdowns against the Steelers in his career. That’s the second-most of any team he’s ever gone up against, trailing only the Jaguars, who saw him twice a year in the AFC South.
Look for a more in-depth post on Moncrief’s game early Thursday morning.
From way back in March of 2014, here is my scouting report on Moncrief coming out of Ole Miss. Much of what we wrote then applies today.