Georgia's Mohamed Massaquoi was the second wide receiver Bears assistant coach Darryl Drake put through a private workout in as many days Wednesday.
Drake returned to Athens, Ga., where he was an assistant from 1992-1996, to meet with Massaquoi, who is believed to be moving up draft boards into the second round.
On Tuesday, Drake was in Killeen, Texas, where he had what was described as a solid workout with Oklahoma's Juaquin Iglesias. Both will be under consideration by the Bears for the 49th pick in the draft, their first selection.
We caught up with Massaquoi on the phone for a conversation after he worked out following his workout with Drake. Here is the Q&A:
HOW DID THE WORKOUT WITH WIDE RECEIVERS COACH DARRYL DRAKE GO TODAY?
It went pretty good. Hopefully he got a chance to see a couple of things that he was looking for. I think I did some things out there well today. We'll just see.
THE PAST TWO WEEKS YOU HAVE GOTTEN SOME MORE BUZZ AND THE FEELING IS YOU MIGHT BE MOVING UP SOME DRAFT BOARDS. WHY IS THAT?
I think people are taking a closer look evaluating my game and I just think they are seeing a lot of things they like and hopefully I can influence them that I do some things differently from other receivers and I would be a good fit for their team.
THE CONSENSUS IS JEREMY MACLIN AND MICHAEL CRABTREE ARE AT THE VERY TOP OF A TALENTED RECEIVER CLASS THIS YEAR. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF FITTING INTO THIS MIX?
I really don't know honestly. There are a lot of great guys out there and I think everyone does something a little bit differently. You know, it just really depends on what a team is looking for. Hopefully, whatever team selects me I have the make and the model to be successful for them. Different teams are looking for different things and if I am not what a certain team is looking for, I respect that. Hopefully, whatever team gets me is a perfect fit.
HAS THE BIGGEST QUESTION TEAMS HAVE HAD FOR YOU BEEN YOUR SPEED?
No. I think I answered that question at our pro day, I ran a pretty good time [he was timed between 4.47 seconds and 4.53 seconds]. I think I have looked decent on film. That's where [speed] counts. I think my game speed is up there. No means am I with the Maclins and the Percy Harvins of the world but I feel that I enough speed to do the things that I need to do.
YOU HAVE TO KNOW HAKEEM NICKS, A HIGH SCHOOL TEAMMATE AT INDEPENDENCE HIGH SCHOOL IN CHARLOTTE, N.C. PRETTY WELL. HOW DO YOU COMPARE YOURSELF TO A GUY LIKE HIM?
I think we're different. I really don't know what class you would put him in. We do things different. We are from the same mold though just being that we came through the same program and we watched each other grow and develop. We had the same coach. I think we do a lot of things similar but at the same time we each have that little patent to our game that makes us different.
WHO IN THE WORLD WAS THROWING YOU GUYS THE BALL?
Joe Cox. He'll be the starting quarterback for Georgia next year.
DID YOU GUYS EVER LOSE?
No. Our high school won seven straight championships.
HAVE YOU BENEFITED FROM PLAYING WITH MATTHEW STAFFORD BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN LOOKING AT HIM?
I definitely think so and not just this year but from the time he came in. I had a chance to grow with a guy that you knew was going to be a pretty good pro one day. Just to be able to learn the game with him, he has a rare arm. Just being able to catch from him, it was a real benefit. He brings a lot of attention to us just like [running back] Knowshon [Moreno] and that helps guys like me.
IS YOUR GOAL RIGHT NOW, A LITTLE MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AWAY FROM THE DRAFT, TO BE SELECTED IN THE SECOND ROUND?
Really it's just a blessing to be in this situation. I just want to go to a situation where I am wanted, a situation where I have a chance to help the team win and be successful. That is really my end goal.
WITH THE BEARS GETTING A GUY LIKE JAY CUTLER AT QUARTERBACK, DOES THAT MAKE THEM MORE ATTRACTIVE AS A POSSIBLE DESTINATION FOR A PROSPECT?
Definitely. Everybody wants to go to a situation where they have a chance to be successful and with that you want to make sure that your quarterback is good and that the components around you are good so that you have a chance to maximize your talents.