Mohamed Massaquoi fits Chicago Bears'...

Mohamed Massaquoi fits Chicago Bears' biggest draft need

There are 66 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Apr 23, 2009, titled Mohamed Massaquoi fits Chicago Bears' biggest draft need. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The last Muhammad to catch passes for the Bears , the enigmatic Muhsin, labeled Chicago as the place wide receivers "go to die." But if the Bears draft a Mohamed with the 49th pick of the second round of Saturday's NFL draft -- Georgia wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi -- a star could be born.

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JBS

Anaheim, CA

#1 Apr 23, 2009
Seriously, Haugh? You're going to cite the W-L records of the teams for whom a RECEIVER played? The W-L record is a misleading statistic when applying it to a QB (hence the drivel from so many about how Orton is a "winner"). It is a downright meaningless stat when applied to a wide receiver who has absolutely no control over whether he even gets the ball. That said, I have no problems with Massaquoi and would be interested to see what he can do in the NFL.
USMC Bears Fan

El Cajon, CA

#2 Apr 23, 2009
It's worth the risk at this point. He could be the Bizarro David Terrell. The Bears definitely need a receiver with height to grab some jump ball passes. That's just an opinion, but I feel it's safe to say that Cutler will be scrambling quite a bit in the first few games as the line meshes. Even his arm can't defy the laws of physics if he has to throw across his body, leaving quite a few jump balls up for grabs.
WI Bear

New Auburn, WI

#3 Apr 23, 2009
Gee, I wonder if that old Carolina Moose still thinks Chicago is where receivers go to die ... hmmmm?

And I'll bet he's all excited that Jakey just signed a 5-year deal --- LOSERS!
Keith

Plano, IL

#4 Apr 23, 2009
David the Bears need to stay away from Mohamed Massaquoi, look at his film and you will see he catches way to much with his body and not his hands. There is a receiver by the name Jarett Dillard - Rice, 5’10” 195 lbs.- Sure, Jarrett Dillard is not over 6 feet tall, but what an incredible vertical he displayed at the combine (42 inches)! Dillard is not the fastest receiver in the game, but not many can match his record setting production (60 total TDs). I love his concentration and ball tracking ability. His route running is very refined and he is quick in and out of his breaks, making DBs overplay the deep pass. Jarett is a sure-handed, uber-productive receiver who should continue to make an impact in the NFL. He is just may be a better route runner than Eddie Royal which that is what made Eddie so good last year. And then later in the draft the Bears should look Dudley Guice - Northwestern State, 6’3” 209 lbs.- This year’s Marques Colston is moving up draft boards, and might not be done moving up by the time the draft rolls around at the end of April. At his pro day he ran the 40 yard dash with times of 4.39 and 4.40 which would’ve ranked among the leaders at the combine in Indy. He also impressed with a 39” vertical, 10’5” broad jump, and a short shuttle time of 4.01. Guice stood out at the Texas vs The Nation game because of his long arms (34 inches) and impressive catch radius. He has soft hands and does a good job of snatching the ball out of the air and quickly securing it tight to his body. He is an instinctive receiver that will fight for the ball when it’s in the air. Despite his size, Guice uses his body control, hip sink, and footwork to consistently gain separation from DBs.
David how do you feel about these guys.
SCSNAKE

Baltimore, MD

#5 Apr 23, 2009
"The biggest knock against him was a reputation for dropped passes." This makes sense. Hire a security guard with desire to steal. 2+2= 6
Butkus Love Child

Port Saint Lucie, FL

#6 Apr 23, 2009
what the Bears need to do is sign one or two of the FA WR's out there like DJ Hackett and Justim McCariens. Not because they are studs or anything but becasue they can play better than what is allready on the roster and this way if and when there is a run on WR's in the draft the Bears won't have to take the 14th best WR instead of the 2nd best FS or other need. they can take the 16th best WR in the 3rd round. Point is it gives the Bears flexability which is the most important thing when you don't pick until the 49th pick.
OdinKnows

Monee, IL

#7 Apr 23, 2009
At this point the Bears could draft a rainbow trout in the second round and it would be an improvement for their WR corps. The name on the jersey makes zero difference. But if D.H. has a man-crush on Massaquoi, then go get him. Sports writers know everything about draft prospects.
Dominic Fernandez

United States

#8 Apr 23, 2009
David,

This boy is a stud. If he is there the Bears must pick him. Something tells me the BEARS will have to trade up 2-3 spots for him. Other teams will tempt the bears.
Mike

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Apr 23, 2009
I'd actually like to see them get Ramses Barden in the 3rd or 4th round. Dude's 6'6" and has serious hops. Needs some development but a red zone nightmare.
TommyC

Schaumburg, IL

#10 Apr 23, 2009
Just what the Bears need. Another receiver with questionable hands. If he's so great David, why will he be available late in the second round? The Bears have mortgaged the future for Cutler. My prediction - the Bengals in two years. By the way, Carson Palmer is better than Cutler and where has that gotten the Bengals. He has receivers too! They have two things in commons with the Bears:
1. Extremely poor coaching staff.
2. Management can't evaluate, draft, and develop players. That's why we've blown draft pick after draft pick in the past five years. It is catching up to the Bears and fast.
Cutler was Angelo's hail mary pass.
gee

AOL

#11 Apr 23, 2009
I STILL think Robiske is the way to go. The guys a solid receiver with many of the intangibles you look for in a WR. Great pedigree, used to the midwest climes, capable of stepping into a starting role ala Forte last year.
It's really time that the Bears start getting quality players on the Offensive side of the ball as well.

I'm not interested in "project" recievers Mr. Haugh, especially at #49.
SLO Jim

Cantua Creek, CA

#12 Apr 23, 2009
The Bears should draft Ramses Barden....6.6 235 runs a 4.45 broke all Jerry Rice records and just think..this guy can actually count having already earned a Business Degree from Cal Poly....
SLO Jim

Cantua Creek, CA

#13 Apr 23, 2009
Mike wrote:
I'd actually like to see them get Ramses Barden in the 3rd or 4th round. Dude's 6'6" and has serious hops. Needs some development but a red zone nightmare.
I watched evry one of his home games and the kid can play...better yet, he's a first class kid who already has earned a degree from a darn good school
Creighton

Evanston, IL

#14 Apr 23, 2009
He drops passes and does not like to go over the middle. I think the Bears are trying to hard to sell this guy. Everytime they try to sell a guy to the fans the guy usually turns into a bust. You all know he got benched for his dropped passes right?

Did they talk up Forte at all? No.

Have you heard them talk much about Cutler sense the trade? Nope.

Did they talk up Benson, Orton, Rex, Williams, Haynes, Dusty, Manning and then some? Yes.
SDS

Glen Ellyn, IL

#15 Apr 23, 2009
Butkus Love Child wrote:
what the Bears need to do is sign one or two of the FA WR's out there like DJ Hackett and Justim McCariens. Not because they are studs or anything but becasue they can play better than what is allready on the roster and this way if and when there is a run on WR's in the draft the Bears won't have to take the 14th best WR instead of the 2nd best FS or other need. they can take the 16th best WR in the 3rd round. Point is it gives the Bears flexability which is the most important thing when you don't pick until the 49th pick.
I have to agree... If they thought Holt was over-priced and didn't want to give him big money that's one thing, but they need a couple guys who have actually made a catch in the NFL. It's entirely possible three of their WRs are going to have zero career receptions. Has there ever been a worse group... in the history of the NFL?

I think they're going to regret not taking a chance on Bryant Johnson (he didn't get out of the world money -$9 million/3 yrs). He's probably never going to be an All-Pro, but he's competent and with Cutler could probably make 50-60 catches.
Jackie Moon

Athens, GA

#16 Apr 23, 2009
I saw Massaquoi downtown tonight and he is barely over six feet. Just for the record, get the funk out of my face...

He under achieved until his senior season so to me, round two is way too high for this guy. Dave, we need to get the best WR or Safety with our two and Massaquoi is nothing but a reach until round three or four.

What's his forty time? He's not physical even if his size suggests it. Please tell me how this guy is even on the radar for round two. He's like Mark bradley without the speed or production.

Get the funk out of my face...
Jackie Moon

Athens, GA

#17 Apr 23, 2009
If you don't like my music
You don't have to use it
Funkin' is a thing that all of us release...
Hank

Houston, TX

#18 Apr 23, 2009
Personally although it seems to be a reach I'd love to get Robiskie or Hakeem Nicks from NC. if we cant get either of those two at our position, i think that getting a safety is of more importance and would make a bigger difference than a project WR. But i would really like to grab Nicks, and yes shoot me or make fun, but if for some reason one of the USC LB's fell, snatch em up!
Joe

Racine, WI

#19 Apr 24, 2009
I personaly think we should go after Rashad Johnson in the 2nd and go after Ramses Barden in the 3rd..the guy is 6'6, ran a better 40 then Massaquoi, he has better hands, and he would be a beast in the red zone.. sure he would need a little bit of work but you can't pass up one of the best FS in the draft
AZBRONCOFAN

Litchfield Park, AZ

#20 Apr 24, 2009
How nice is it talking about WR's vs QB. WR's are a dime a dozen. Add defense, and go for a hungry, late rounder or 2. Go Cutler, GO BEARS!!

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