Ole Miss have several players that have a decision to make over the next month. Do they stay in college for one last season or take their chance in the NFL Draft? One player who has made that decision is wide receiver Dayton Wade.
Ole Miss heads into their second NY6 Bowl under Lane Kiffin, unsure of which players will be back for the 2024 college football season. The wide receiver room has three players with a decision to make, with one of those players making the tough decision today.
Former walk-on wide receiver Dayton Wade has decided he will forego his final season of college football and head to the NFL.
Wade started his college football career at Western Kentucky before he decided to walk on at a Power 5 team, which happened to be at Ole Miss.
Dayton Wade has always bet on himself, just like he did when he came to Oxford. He is doing the same again as he declares for the NFL draft.
In his two seasons with the Rebels, Wade had 79 receptions for 1,078 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. The 5-foot-9 receiver saw a big uptake in production this season, with 769 yards from 52 catches.
Dayton Wade has always given his all for the Rebels and will be remembered for several highlight reel catches. One of which was a catch-of-the-year candidate in the loss to Georgia.
Dayton Wade is not the only wide receiver that could depart for the NFL. Tre Harris is another who has had an excellent season, despite missing three games. Jordan Watkins has also had a productive season for the Rebels.
It’s still unclear if either will join Wade in taking a chance in the NFL. Whatever the decision, there will be a need for Ole Miss to grab a guy or two from the transfer portal. Does Lane Kiffin have his eye on a player to step into the role left by Wade?