2015 NFL DRAFT

Bobby Massie, OT

School: Mississippi  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Lynchburg, VA
Height/Weight: 6-6 / 316 lbs.
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04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Cardinals' picks: Round 4/ 112 - Bobby Massie, OT, 6-6,316, Mississippi...There was some speculation the Cardinals would take Massie in the third round, but they obviously were smart to wait. The right tackle job is open, and that's where Massie played in his three college seasons. - The Sports Xchange

04/30/2012 - Filling immediate needs was obviously not the Cardinals' priority in this draft. They chained themselves to their draft board, avoided temptation to trade up or down, and took the best player available, regardless of position. Conventional wisdom had them taking an offensive lineman early, but they didn't select one until right tackle Bobby Massie in the fourth round. Instead, Notre Dame receiver Michael Floyd was the first-round choice, with Oklahoma cornerback Jamell Fleming being selected in the third round. The Cardinals sent their second-round pick to Philadelphia last summer as part of the trade for Kevin Kolb. Cornerback was the least of the Cardinals' needs, yet they reasoned that it didn't make sense to pass on Fleming. Taking talent over need worked for the Cardinals in the draft a year ago, coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "A lot has been said about last year's draft and some of the players that performed for us," he said. "I think that was a good indication of not necessarily trying to fit a perceived need as far as taking players that were good fits for you." BEST PICK: Tackle Bobby Massie: The Cardinals had to be tempted to take Massie in the third round but were rewarded for their patience when he was there in the fourth. Massie has a chance to start right away. The right tackle job is open, and the Cardinals think Massie has the ability to earn it. - The Sports Xchange

04/26/2012 - ROB RANG'S TOP 50 PLAYERS OF THE 2012 NFL DRAFT: 34. Bobby Massie, OT, Mississippi: The vast majority of the pre-draft hype regarding the 2012 offensive tackle class has focused on the talented trio of junior left tackles Matt Kalil (Southern California), Riley Reiff (Iowa) and Jonathan Martin (Stanford). Massie lacks the light feet to operate on the blindside, but he's the elite right tackle in his draft and is battle-tested, having started all three years of his career at right tackle against quality SEC competition. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

04/12/2012 - For the most part, the pre-draft analysis at tackle has focused on the so-called "Big Four" of Matt Kalil (USC), Riley Reiff (Iowa), Jonathan Martin (Stanford) and Michael Adams (Ohio State), with Georgia's Cordy Glenn, who most scouts feel projects better to guard, thrown in as a sort of wild card. Keep an eye on Mississippi's Bobby Massie, who is jumping up some boards the past two weeks, as a potential late first-round pick. Right tackles tend to be a bit devalued in the first round, and Massie (6-feet-6 1/8, 316 pounds at the combine) doesn't seem to have the feet to play the left side, but some teams have taken to him, and he merits a strong look now. Word is that Pittsburgh, which has been linked to Adams in a lot of rumors, likes Massie just as much, if not more. Remember, over the last five years, an average of five tackles have been chosen in the first round, including six in the opening round last year. The position has become a priority. - Len Pasquarelli, The Sports Xchange

04/06/2012 - There's an early common thread to what the Steelers may be thinking their greatest needs are this spring - offensive tackle. They've had just one unrestricted free agent visit them, offensive tackle Demetress Bell. He signed with Philadelphia this week to a reported five-year contract that could be a deal in which the Steelers would not have been competitive. Two of the half-dozen or so college prospects to visit them have been offensive linemen - Bobby Massie of Mississippi State and Mike Adams of Ohio State. It's no secret the Steelers desperately need tackles. Their two starters are Marcus Gilbert, who started as a rookie at right tackle last season but will move to the left side in 2012, and Willie Colon, who has played less than one game in the past two seasons because of separate injuries to his Achilles and triceps. Behind them? Veteran Jonathan Scott, who failed miserably when given a chance to start last season, and Chris Scott, a fifth-round draft choice in 2010 who has played two games in two years. That's it, unless you include first-year pro Trevis Turner, who signed a futures contract. - The Sports Xchange

04/05/2012 - The Steelers entertained at least two known collegians so far this week, and only their positions make them worthy of notice. Isaiah Pead, the Senior Bowl MVP who visited Tuesday, is a RB from Cincinnati. Bobby Massie of Mississippi is an OT. The Steelers have post-operation players at both spots: Rashard Mendenhall and Willie Colon. - Chuck Finder, CBS Sports

04/02/2012 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT TOP OFFENSIVE LINEMEN: *Bobby Massie, Mississippi, 6-6, 316...This powerful right tackle was once considered a lock to go to Alabama and replace All-American tackle Andre Smith. That would have been appropriate because they were both in bad shape at the time, as Smith memorialized in the 2009 scouting combine when he jiggled his shirtless, flabby, 332-pound body through a 40-yard dash in 5.28 seconds. Massie, who weighed 335 pounds at the time, decided to go in another direction. He chose Mississippi, lost 20 pounds, started as a freshman and helped the Rebels rank second in the SEC and 14th in the nation with fewest sacks allowed (17). That same season, Massie was a key blocker when Dexter McCluster set the school record with 282 yards rushing against Tennessee. Last season, despite playing on a 2-10 team that ranked 114th in the nation in total offense (281.25 ypg), Massie was credited with the key block in all 12 of the team's touchdown runs. According to statistics by The Draft Report, Massie had 102 knockdown blocks last year, tops among tackles in the tough SEC. In his final 29 games Massie blocked for 14 different individual 100-yard rushing games, including two over 200. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

02/23/2012 - 2012 NFL COMBINE, UNDER RADAR UNDERCLASSMEN: OT Bobby Massie, Mississippi: Massie signed with Ole Miss as one of the elite prep talents in the country but partially due to the anonymous nature of the right tackle position and to Ole Miss' relative struggles, Massie isn't getting much attention in the mainstream media. I wouldn't be surprised, however, if he shows very impressive athleticism, balance and power in drills based on his tape. The "big three" junior tackles -- USC's Matt Kalil, Iowa's Riley Reiff and Stanford's Jonathan Martin -- get the bulk of the attention but with the position essentially wide open after them, don't be surprised if Massie gives Ohio State's Mike Adams a run for his money as the 4th tackle off the board. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/09/2012 - A few weeks ago I noted that NFL teams in need of help at offensive tackle were hoping for a significant influx of talent from underclassmen to save a weak 2012 crop of seniors. As expected, Southern Cal's Matt Kalil, Iowa's Riley Reiff and Stanford's Jonathan Martin all accepted the challenge. On Friday, another junior offensive tackle decided that he too would be making the jump and attempting to take advantage of the talent vacuum at the position this year. According to a report from the Clarion-Ledger, Mississippi right tackle Bobby Massie is heading to the NFL. The Clarion-Ledger report does not quote Massie nor any members of the Ole Miss program. Instead, they cite Massie's Facebook account, which reads, "2012 season I will be playing on Sundays. It was fun Ole Miss." - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

07/19/2011 - 2011 SEC PRESEASON ALL-SEC THIRD TEAM (COACHES): OL Bobby Massie, Ole Miss, Jr., has been selected All-SEC Football Preseason Third Team for the 2011 college football season as selected by the SEC head football coaches. - SEC football

 
 
Latest News
04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Cardinals' picks: Round 4/ 112 - Bobby Massie, OT, 6-6,316, Mississippi...There was some speculation the Cardinals would take Massie in the third round, but they obviously were smart to wait. The right tackle job is open, and that's where Massie played in his three college seasons. - The Sports Xchange

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