WR, Mohamed Massaquoi, Georgia
|At A Glance
|Position 1: Wide Receiver
|Projected Round: 3rd
|Bench Reps: X
|20yd Split: 2.65
|Broad Jump: 10'7"
|10yd Split: 1.56
|20yd Shuttle: X
|3 Cone Drill: X
Pros: Prototypical NFL build for the position. Good height and surprising overall musculature with the frame to add additional mass. Possesses at least adequate straight-line speed to challenge deep. Can throttle down to separate from defenders. Long arms which he extends well to make the tough reception. Flashes good leaping ability and body control to snatch high passes out of the air. Good vision for the cutback. Good elusiveness for a receiver of his size. Good size and strength to run through arm tackles and create positive yardage after the reception. Stepped up his level of play as a senior. Became a vocal and on-field leader as a senior.
Cons: Simply drops too many passes. Prone to lapses in concentration or not looking the pass into his hands before trying to make a defender miss. Allows passes into his frame too often, resulting in some ugly bounce-backs. Bit of a long-strider with build-up speed. Lacks elite foot quickness and agility to consistently gain separation from NFL-caliber cornerbacks. Tends to disappear for long stretches.
From Team Speed Kills:
Perhaps one of the most interesting seniors to leave the SEC this year is Mohamed Massaquoi, who made a career of flashing his brilliance in between bouts of near-irrelevance.
Massaquoi played from the beginning at Georgia, earning an All-American Honorable Mention nod from The Sporting News and an Offensive Newcomer of the Year award in a year where he ranked second in the number of catches for the Dawgs, who won an SEC title. Massaquoi had 505 receiving yards that year, including a 108-yard, 1-TD performance in a 31-30 loss to Auburn.
Then, for a long while, he stopped looking like the next big thing. Despite leading the team in receptions in 2006, he had more than 50 yards receiving in just two games (back-to-back losses to Tennessee and Vanderbilt). He would finish with 366 yards. And despite four 50-plus performances in 2007, Massaquoi would finish with just 491 yards that year.
Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- Georgia's Mohamed Massaquoi was the second wide receiver Bears assistant coach Darryl Drake put through a private workout in as many days Wednesday.
Drake returned to Athens, Ga., where he was an assistant from 1992-1996, to meet with Massaquoi, who is believed to be moving up draft boards into the second round.
On Tuesday, Drake was in Killeen, Texas, where he had what was described as a solid workout with Oklahoma's Juaquin Iglesias. Both will be under consideration by the Bears for the 49th pick in the draft, their first selection.
We caught up with Massaquoi on the phone for a conversation after he worked out following his workout with Drake. Here is the Q&A: [see more...]
- Massaquoi flew a little bit under the radar in 2008 as a member of the high-powered University of Georgia team. QB Matthew Stafford, RB Knowshon Moreno, and freshman WR A.J. Green stole much of the spotlight, but Massaquoi still produced by far his best season in four years in Athens. He finished with 58 receptions for 920 yards and eight touchdowns, all career-highs. Massaquoi also exploded for 180 yards and three scores on 11 catches against rival Georgia Tech, albeit in a losing effort. [see more...]
- Excellent athleticism...Has the height you look for...Great speed and quickness...Long arms...Pretty good hands...Has shown the ability to make the difficult catch...Terrific ball skills and body control...Very tough and is not afraid to work the middle...Elusive and can do some damage after the catch...Knows how to get open....Productive with lots of experience against elite competition...Hard worker and solid leader. [see more...]
- I think anyone who rates this player as a second- or third-round guy needs to get a CAT scan. He has no football skills. He really did not produce until late in his senior year, and that is too late for me considering he has a top-three draft pick at quarterback. Outside chance he gets drafted in Rounds 3 or 4 (hey, if Jerome Simpson can go in round 2...), but I would not even spend a draft pick on him. He does not show many football skills. Massaquoi has bust written all over him. [see more...]