Photo of Jonathan Massaquoi
Drafted By: Falcons

Combine Results

Grade
72.5 ?
  • 4.89 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 20 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 33.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 120.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.38 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.53 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Massaquoi will battle for a backup role with the Falcons, but he could emerge as a difference maker as a situational rusher. He possesses the combination of length and quickness to give offensive tackles problems on the edge, and that could translate into significant production for the Falcons.

  • 6'2" Height
  • 34 1/8" Arm Length
  • 264LBS. Weight
  • 10 1/2" Hands

Overview

Massaquoi was the preseason Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year, but stopped collecting awards and accolades after that. He put an "above average" season on film and is a middle- or late-round prospect. He is hurt by the fact that he is such a tweener, playing defensive end in college at 250 pounds without showing the athletic ability that would intrigue a 3-4 team to move him to outside linebacker. Massaquoi's stock will depend on his pre-draft workout numbers. He could go fourth round or higher.

Analysis

Strengths

Massaquoi has very long arms, which are a major source of intrigue to NFL talent evaluators. Massaquoi would benefit from staying at end where he can use his arms in tight quarters to keep an advantage on offensive tackles. If he is moved to linebacker, Massaquoi has shown the ability to cover in short areas and fly out to cover the flats and running backs out of the backfield.

Weaknesses

Massaquoui is a stiff, elongated defender who struggles to move fluidly in space. Off the snap, he doesn’t have the innate burst or speed to get outside of offensive tackles using a speed rush. Although his bull rush was effective in college, he doesn't have the natural strength to use power moves and win at the next level. Massaquoi looks unnatural in a three-point stance, an alignment that really illuminates his stiffness.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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