Damore'ea Stringfellow not only possesses an elite-level name. He has the talent that will help him skyrocket him up NFL Draft boards come May.
This season, Ole Miss rostered an incredible amount of talent at the wide receiver position and Stringfellow could be the latest to hit the NFL scene if he declares this upcoming year. Stringfellow is a junior, listed at 6'2 and 219 lbs., who originally started his collegiate career at the University of Washington before transferring to Ole Miss. At Washington, he was charged with two counts of fourth-degree assault before transferring to Ole Miss.
On the field, Stringfellow has incredible talent that is going unnoticed because of his lack of statistics on the season. So far in 2016, he has recorded 29 receptions for 463 yards and three touchdowns.
With the ball in his hands, Stringfellow is tough to bring down. Like Laquon Treadwell, he likes to initiate contact rather than shy away from it. The play above is full beast mode from Stringfellow. He showcases his hard-nosed running ability and also flashes his deceptive quickness. It often will take more than one defender to bring him down after the catch. It is tough to make an impact with a limited amount of targets, but Stringfellow finds a way on a loaded receiving core.
Stringfellow has some of the strongest hands out of all the draft eligible wide receivers. This play seems just like a normal pitch and catch but it is much more than that. First off, instead of fading away after breaking out of his route, he attacks the ball with force. He trusts his hands, plucks the ball with no bobble and then turns up field. Normally with wideouts who lack confidence in their hands, this will end up being a double catch and only a gain of 4 yards. Stringfellow does this all in one fluid motion with no false movements.
Here is another play that showcases his strong hands. This is one of the more impressive catches you will from a wide receiver this season.
Stringfellow has a very wide catch radius that will allow quarterbacks to trust him in jump ball situations. Florida State cornerback Marcus Lewis was draped all over Stringfellow on this play. Chad Kelly throws the ball on Stringfellow's outside shoulder and he is able to adjust mid air to make the tough grab. In the NFL, Stringfellow will make his impact felt on these types of throws. He seems so comfortable on jump balls and adjusting in mid-air. He'll be an immediate red zone threat in the NFL.
Here is another time Stringfellow was able to come down with an outside shoulder throw. His catch radius is unique and something NFL teams will love come draft time.
Damore'ea Stringfellow is only a junior, and it will be interesting to see if he puts his name into the 2017 NFL Draft. He turned 22 in October and another year in school would make him a 23 year old prospect come the 2018 Draft. Stringfellow has enough talent to make the jump to the next level after this year.
The talent is all there, it is whether or not he thinks he is ready to make the next step.