Prospect: Bobby Massie
Prospect: Bobby Massie
Ht: 6'6" Wt: 316
Position #1: ROT
Position Rank: 3
Overall Rank: 39
Position #2: LOT
Position Rank: 9
Overall Rank: 121
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Quite the physical specimen and surprisingly light on his feet for a man his size, Massie has reportedly dropped weight and added muscle in preparation for the Combine. The Rebel did not miss a game during his time at Oxford, starting 17 games at right tackle and helped Ole Miss lead the SEC in fewest sacks allowed and ranked 3rd in rushing offense.
Massie, while not the "smooth technician" that some of the higher ranked tackles are in pass protection, utilizes his excellent size, long arms and quick feet well . . . and if he gets his massive mitts on a defender, it's game over. He gets out of his stance and into position with decent knee bend and good balance, but needs to concentrate on keeping his pad level lower. Massie demonstrates an ability to change direction and can cut off the edge.
In run blocking, Massie is quick off the snap and utilizes his strength as a solid drive blocker who always finishes off his block (an attribute that is all about attitude). His hand placement is inconsistent, good at times and not so good at others, but the effort is always evident. His lateral mobility allows him to wall off defenders on the edge and gets to the 2nd level very well.
Some scouts have Massie as a right tackle only or moving inside to guard, but with his athleticism (and a couple years of NFL coaching), he might have the potential to move over to the blind side. At the very least, as a 2nd or 3rd round choice, Massie could move into a starting position in a year.
Compares to (Current NFL Player): Jammal Brown
- Extremely athletic, strong and fast
- Natural bender and able to drive block
- Finishes blocks with a nasty demeanor
- Very quick off snap and positions body well
- Needs to improve pass blocking techniques
- Defenders can get into his body
- Lateral kick could be improved for NFL speed rushers
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