Bobby Massie

Draft Grades: Arizona Cardinals

This was a bold draft for the Arizona Cardinals, who acted more like a team on the verge of contention than one in rebuilding mode. It’s a fine strategy if Kevin Kolb works out, but if their quarterback situation remains a question mark, this could set them back.

Michael Floyd was a luxury pick, but does give Larry Fitzgerald the support he needs. It also shifts Early Doucet back into the slot receiver role, which is a better fit for his skill set.

I like the selection of Jamell Fleming inthe 3rd round. He’ll add some much-needed depth to the secondary and potentially compete for more serious playing time as the season wears on.

The Cardinals should have addressed their offensive line issues before the 4th round. Bobby Massie is a right tackle or a guard, and doesn’t provide them a clear upgrade at any position.

Senio Kelemete may compete for a starting job at either right or left guard, but won’t be a significant upgrade at either position. If he wins a starting job, it will likely be by default, more than the fact that he’s actually ready for the NFL.

Justin Bethel is a nice developmental prospect who could potentially play cornerback or safety. He’ll likely contribute on special teams early while they develop him on defense.

Throwing Ryan Lindley into the mix at quarterback doesn’t really solve any problems. Lindley is a developmental prospect with all the NFL measurables, but accuracy has always been an issue for him.

Nate Potter can play tackle or guard and will compete for a backup job.

This wasn’t one of Rod Graves better draft classes. They could potentially come away with three immediate starters (Floyd, Massie, Kelemete) but that speaks more to the lack of depth on the current roster than the strength of this class.

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Bobby Massie scouting report

Bobby Massie OT Ole Miss #79
Ht: 6’6″

Wt: 316

 
Strengths:
Prototypical size. Decent mobility; has the athleticism to get to the second level. Strong, physical blocker. Strong upper body, has the strength to recover even when opponents gets into better leverage position. Does a nice job staying low despite his height. Good all-around fundamentals. Quick off the snap and has great footwork to be able to keep up with more athletic edge rushers.
Weaknesses:
May lack the strength to anchor against some of the more physical bull rushers at the next level. Primarily played right tackle at Ole Miss, and may be limited to that position in the pros. A bend-but-don’t break pass protector; gets the job done, but always seems to be cutting it close – may not hold up as often at the next level. Struggles to adjust to delayed blitzes; lacks the athleticism and agility to change direction on the fly. Only one full year of starting experience.
Comments:
Massie has the skills to be an adequate right tackle at the next level. However, while he does everything reasonably well, he lacks the elite skills in any one area project as anything more than an average starter. One thing teams will need answered this offseason from the Ole Miss coaches: why wasn’t Massie playing left tackle? Ole Miss senior left tackle Bradley Sowell was a below-average college lineman and there is no question Massie was better suited to play the position. Is there a red flag somewhere that we’re not aware of which forced them to play him on the right side?
Videos:
2011 vs Alabama 
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