The Cleveland Browns are rumored to be working to trade wide receiver Braylon Edwards and if they rid themselves of him in the same offseason that they have traded tight end Kellen Winslow Jr., they're going to need to some players to catch the ball.
They'll get a look at one Tuesday when they put Georgia wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi through a private workout in Athens, Ga., joining the Bears as one of four teams to put him through drills on campus. Detroit and New England have also worked out Massaquoi, who is considered a fast riser on draft boards with less than a week to go. While there was speculation a month ago that Massaquoi would be a third-round pick, it looks like he could go in the top half of the second round now. There's no guarantee he will be available when the Bears select 49th overall with the 17th pick in the round.
Massaquoi has also made visits to Dallas and Tennessee, which pick after the Bears in Round 2.
The bottom line is there could be a real run on receivers here. As many as six could come off the board in the first round. You could be looking at 10 or more in the first two rounds. Let's run down a list of teams that could be in the market for a wide receiver in the 25 picks leading up to the Bears' selection.
1.25 Miami: When Davone Bess and Greg Camarillo are two of the top three receivers, help is needed.
1.26 Baltimore: Joe Flacco is the future and Derrick Mason and Mark Clayton will both be free agents after 2009.
1.27 Indianapolis: Replacing Marvin Harrison will be? Some think Ohio State's Brian Robiskie fits here.
1.29 New York Giants: If they don't pick up Edwards in trade from the Browns, someone has to replace Plaxico Burress.
1.30 Tennessee: Rumor is they will lose out on the Torry Holt sweepstakes.
1.31 Arizona: Running back is a much more pressing need, but if they deal Anquan Boldin they could have extra draft picks and then target a wideout.
2.33 Detroit: Calvin Johnson is paired with who?
2.34 New England: Patriots might look defense with their first two picks but they also own the 47th pick and could be looking at a wideout there.
2.35 St. Louis: Word is if Hakeem Nicks makes it this far he will go to the Rams right here.
2.36 Cleveland: Browns really could use a receiver even if they keep Edwards. They are set to work out Rutgers' Kenny Britt on Friday, according to one source.
2.39 Jacksonville: Even if Holt signs here, the Jaguars are in need after letting Jerry Porter, Reggie Williams and Matt Jones go.
2.44 Miami: See above.
2.45 New York Giants: See above.
2.47 New England: See above.