|Mesquite (TX) West Mesquite wide receiver Eldridge Massington|
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Weight: 205 lbs.
Position: Wide receiver
School: Mesquite (TX) West Mesquite
Notes: Holds offers from Arizona, Baylor, Colorado, Connecticut, Houston, Michigan, Mississippi, Mississippi State, North Texas, Notre Dame, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, Purdue, SMU, TCU, Tennessee, UCLA, Virginia, Wake Forest, and Washington State . . . As a junior in 2011, had 41 receptions for 666 yards (16.2 yards per catch) and 6 touchdowns . . . ESPN 4-star WR, 80 grade, #20 WR . . . Rivals 4-star WR, #32 WR, #245 overall . . . Scout 4-star WR, #24 WR . . . 247 Sports 4-star WR, 92 grade, #20 WR, #185 overall
Strengths: Tall receiver with good frame . . . Jump ball extraordinaire . . . Very good at catching ball away from body . . . Times jumps well . . . Uses bigger frame to shield ball from defenders . . . Good straight-line speed . . . Big and fast enough to beat press man coverage . . . With size and reach, should be an excellent blocker
Weaknesses: Not particularly shifty with ball in hands . . . More of a power runner . . . Gets sloppy with route running at times
Projection: Wide receiver. Massington is a potential deep threat, more because of his size than pure speed. Cornerbacks are going to struggle with a player his size who has a little bit of giddyup. His high school team obviously loves to throw him jump balls, and he makes the play consistently, sometimes even in double coverage. Any big plays he makes in the short passing game will probably come after shaking off a tackler or two rather than making people miss, but there's a lot of big play potential there. We just saw a player with similar skills go in the first round to the Arizona Cardinals (Michael Floyd), and Massington is probably a little faster coming out of high school than Floyd was.
Reminds me of: David Terrell