Friday, April 5, 2013
Massaquoi rounds out Jaguars receivers
By Paul Kuharsky
If the Jacksonville Jaguars select a receiver in the NFL draft, he’s going to be a guy they see as a super value.
With the news that they have agreed to terms with free agent Mohamed Massaquoi, I think they are in pretty good shape at the position. And given how thin they are at other spots, I’d expect their draft focus will be elsewhere.
Justin Blackmon and Cecil Shorts will be the presumed starters. Jordan Shipley will get a lot of opportunity in the slot. And now Massaquoi adds another physical presence.
Scouts Inc. scores Massaquoi a five out of five in route running and traffic presence, four out of five in hands, yards after catch and durability and a three out of five in speed.
Here’s their scouting report:
Massaquoi is a big, physical receiver and an excellent route runner. He has very good hands and shows courage and concentration in traffic. He is a solid perimeter blocker, giving great effort staying connected to defenders. Massaquoi is one of the more consistent offensive players for the Browns and could flourish in a more stable environment.
Jacksonville doesn’t qualify as a more stable environment, yet. But it could be in a year after general manager David Caldwell has more time to reshape the roster and Gus Bradley and his staff have had a year to coach guys up.