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 Post subject: Mohamed Massaquoi, WR, Georgia
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:31 am 
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Mohamed Massaquoi
6-2/207 Georgia
4.51 Senior

Pros: A good all-around receiver with good speed, hands, and size. Can stretch the defense and generally quick off the line. A capable route runner. Does a nice job going up for ball in the air and shows good body control, adjusting his body. Is a nice athlete that can make plays in traffic. Knows how to break off his routes with a scrambling quarterback. Is a willing blocker downfield. Flashes good ability as a runner after the catch.

Cons: Will body catch at times. Not consistent getting release and at times has difficulty beating the jam. Can be tentative going across the middle. Not a great blocker on the edge and could get stronger.

Overview: He has a good rapport with Stafford. He has a lot of good solid tools and you wonder was he held back by Stafford's inconsistency. Or perhaps one of the reasons for Stafford's inconsistency was his own inability to be a consistent playmaker. Had to withdraw from Senior Bowl with ankle sprain.

NFL Forecast: Massaquoi is a player that could be a much better pro than college receiver, and then we'll know our answer about whether he was held back by his quarterback. He has the makings of a nice No. 2 receiver. He does most things well and there aren't really any negatives. You just wonder if he excels anywhere that will make him a top receiver at the next level. If he plays across from a playmaking receiver, he would be a solid complement. But doesn't seem like the guy that is doing much more than catch 50 passes a year and occasionally making plays because the other guy is drawing double teams.

ATL Forecast: Massaquoi has the potential to be better than Jenkins on the outside in Atlanta, but I'm not sure it's a good bet. He's more of a vertical threat than Jenkins, which makes me optimistic. He could be a nice receiver off the bench for a few years as he develops. But even if he's an upgrade over Jenkins, he's probably not going to impact until three or so years down the road. If he's valuable in the meantime on special teams, he'll be worthwhile solution as a long-term option to upgrade the No. 2 spot opposite Roddy.

Value: Because of concerns about his playmaking ability, Massaquoi is a nice third round pick.

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