Biography: Junior college transfer awarded all-conference honors both seasons he played at Troy. Senior totals included 52 tackles/10.5 tackles for loss/6 sacks and two pass breakups. Junior numbers included 76/20.5/13.5.
Positives: Athletic college defensive end with the skills necessary to stand up over tackle in the NFL. Displays good awareness, quickly changes direction and is fluid moving in every area of the field. Effectively works his hands, displays outstanding movement skills and rarely knocked off his feet. Possesses good first-step quickness out of a three-point stance, plays with intelligence and immediately finds the ball. Has solid football speed, chases the play from the back side and is effective in pursuit. Fast off the edge and displays a variety of pass rushing moves. Creates a lot of pressure up the field and makes a lot of plays behind the line of scrimmage. Works hard to get involved and plays with an aggressive nature.
Negatives: Lacks explosive speed and does not have a sudden burst chasing the action. Easily knocked off balance by the initial block. Added bulk prior to the 2011 season which may have contributed to his loss of explosion.
Analysis: Massaquoi has been a force the past two seasons and is the best pass rushing prospect to come out of Troy since DeMarcus Ware. He offers a variety of skill, comes with a lot of upside and offers potential in a number of defensive systems at the next level.
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