Ole Miss fans had been waiting for Damore’ea Stringfellow to show what he could do in a game setting. Then the 2015 Egg Bowl happened. That night he caught just five passes for 84 yards, but two of those catches went for long scores.
NFL evaluators, who are well aware of the talent String possess, were also ready to see it. In 2016 that will be the expectation for him each game, especially with the void left behind by Laquon Treadwell. With similar size, and perhaps slightly better speed, Stringfellow is also likely to be considered one of the top wideouts in his draft class.
If he is able to step up as the alpha dog of a talented group of pass catchers in 2016, and consistently produces to where he ceiling suggests he should, look for teams to make him a priority in next year’s draft. He has shown that his ceiling is very high, but he must prove his floor is up there, as well.
This is what BleacherReport.com’s Ryan McCrystal had to say about him when he recently named him as potential breakout player in regards to the 2017 NFL Draft:
"“Damore’ea Stringfellow, a transfer from Washington, hauled in 36 receptions for 503 yards during his first season with Ole Miss in 2015, but he’s in position to play a much larger role in the offense in 2016 due to the departures of Laquon Treadwell and Cody Core to the NFL. At 6’2″, 220 pounds, Stringfellow has the size to seamlessly step into Treadwell’s role in the offense, but he also has enough speed to stretch the field. Stringfellow will compete with Quincy Adeboyejo, another potential draft prospect, for the No. 1 job, but both receivers should see plenty of targets from quarterback Chad Kelly. Even if Adeboyejo takes the No. 1 job, Stringfellow’s size will attract the attention of NFL scouts if he continues to develop this season.”"
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