The Jacksonville Jaguars have reached terms with ex-Cleveland Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi. Massaquoi looks to be added depth behind starters Cecil Shorts III and Justin Blackmon. He may be able to beat out re-signed receiver Jordan Shipley for the slot job, though the opinion of this writer is that Shipley’s sure hands will likely keep him at third on the depth chart.
A second round selection in 2009, Massaquoi has 43 starts to his name though saw his time on the field drop in 2012 to just five starts and nine game appearances. He was relegated to play behind Cleveland’s up and coming tandem of Josh Gordon and Greg Little.
I like Massaquoi’s play but don’t think he’ll make the jump to starter anytime soon. He has not graded well, at least according to Pro Football Focus, when given opportunities and has only recorded 500+ receiving yards once, in his rookie season. For depth I think he will be a good signing, at least giving Blaine Gabbert/Chad Henne/”New Guy” a veteran target who knows how to run routes and can play at NFL speed. We’ll have to see how much that was worth the Jaguars when his contract details are released.
- Luke N. Sims
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