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Grading System
CHRIS MASSEY
Position: S
Class: Sr
School: Oklahoma St.
Conference: Big 12
Ht., Wt.: 5'11½, 210
40 Time: 4.63
Grade: 3.17

BIO: Three-year starter used at both strong and free safety while also returning kicks. Finished his senior campaign with 73 tackles, five tackles for loss and eight pass defenses, also averaging 24.3 yards on 22 kick returns. Registered 46 tackles with one interception as a junior, averaging 34.8 yards on 15 kick returns, bringing one back 97 yards for a touchdown.

POSITIVES: Run defending safety best in the box. Physical, throws his body around the field and displays a good head for the ball. Quick to recognize assignments, takes good angles to the action and effective special teams player.

NEGATIVES: Lacks the great ball skills, sideline-to-sideline range and possesses only short range speed. Struggles in man-to-man coverage and not effective guarding against the deep throw.

ANALYSIS: Kick return abilities and tenacity in run defense gives him an outside shot.

PROJECTION: Undrafted Free Agent

2002 Rushing Statistics
Rushing Yards Attempts Average per Rush Touchdowns
28 1 28 0

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