Ole Miss losing junior receiver to the 2017 NFL Draft
In somewhat of a surprise decision on Monday, Ole Miss junior WR Damore’ea Stringfellow announced he’d be skipping his senior season and heading for the NFL Draft.
According to a school release, Stringfellow thanked Ole Miss fans for their support over the past three seasons:
“I cannot begin to express to Rebel Nation what an honor and privilege these last three years have been putting on the Ole Miss jersey each Saturday,” Stringfellow said. “The fans’ endless support, both on and off the field, has allowed me to grow and develop into the athlete and man that I am today.
“In that light, after much reflection and prayer, it pleases and saddens me to announce that I have decided to forgo my senior year and declare for the 2017 NFL Draft to pursue my dream of playing on Sundays. I would like to thank my family, coaches, professors and most of all the fans that have given me the love, courage and much needed prayer to go out and make Oxford proud. I truly would not have this amazing opportunity without you.”
In 2016, Stringfellow finished with 46 catches for 716 yards and six touchdowns. His yards and touchdowns totals were second on the team to TE Evan Engram.
As the Rebels move on from senior QB Chad Kelly, Stringfellow seemingly would like to take his chances at the NFL then try to break in new QB Shea Patterson next season.