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Scouting Free Agent WR Mohamed Massaquoi

Mohamed Massaquoi Photo By AP Photo/David Richard

Mohamed Massaquoi
Photo By AP Photo/David Richard

I will continue looking at some potential free agent receivers for the Patriots should their receiving core continue to struggle.

Mohamed Massaquoi was drafted by the Browns in the 2nd round of the 2009 NFL draft.

Massaquoi played for the Browns during the Derek Anderson – Brady Quinn era, and a season a piece with Colt McCoy and Brandon Weeden at the helm.

Massaquoi had a breakout game as a rookie when he caught 8 receptions for 148 yards in a losing effort against the Bengals. A few weeks later against the Detroit Lions he would catch 5 receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown. Massaquoi would finish his rookie season with 34 receptions, 624 yards receiving, and 3 touchdowns. The next few seasons would begin to slow down in production for the young receiver as QB changes continue to happen in Cleveland. Even so, Massaquoi showed potential that he could play in the NFL with questionable quarterbacks and would probably be better for  a better QB than the ones in Cleveland.

Massaquoi was used as an outside receiver and a slot receiver. Massaquoi was great at getting open underneath the coverage. He could run short routes and get 5 – 10 yards on most of his catches short, and was a decent route runner. Being a good route runner is a top the Patriots list when playing wideout for them and he was the guy getting open underneath in Cleveland for short passes. Massaquoi could also get deep on a defense and pick up 50+ yards on a single play.

Mohamed was hampered with injuries, and had questionable hands. He probably wouldn’t be at the top of New England’s list but he does fit their offensive system.

Mohamed Massaquoi measurable:

Stands 6’2 and weighs 207 pounds. 

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