Draft Profile – OT Bobby Massie



Bobby Massie

Born – August 1, 1989 in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Family – Parents are Patricia Johnson and Scott Massie.


  • Height – 6-feet, 6 1/8 inches.
  • Weight – 316 pounds.
  • Arm – 35 inches.
  • Hand – 9 inches.
  • Wingspan – 81¾ inches.

NFL Scouting Combine

  • 40-yard dash – 5.23 seconds.
  • Bench press – 22 reps at 225 pounds.
  • Vertical jump – 27 inches.
  • Broad jump – 8-feet, 9 inches.
  • 3-cone drill – 7.7 seconds.
  • 20-yard shuttle – 4.95 seconds.


Massie was born and raised in Lynchburg, Virginia, a city of more than 75,000 that’s located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in central Virginia. The city was established in 1786 as Lynch’s Ferry on the James River. In the 1800s it was the major center of tobacco trading in the United States and was one of the richest cities in the country in the mid 1850s. It was the only city in Virginia that was not captured by the Union forces during the Civil War. Among natives of Lynchburg are Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel, actor Skeet Ulrich, the late evangelist Jerry Falwell, major leaguer Brandon Inge, TV producer Earl Hamner, actress Leslie Bibb and current and former NFL players Ruben Brown, Brad Butler, Chris Cook, Charles Haley, Rashad Jennings and Paris Lenon.

High School

He was part of the graduating class of 2007 at Liberty Christian Academy in Lynchburg. The school was founded by the late evangelist Jerry Falwell in 1967 and is affiliated with nearby Liberty University.

The football team under Coach Frank Rocco, a former Penn State quarterback, became one of the most successful schoolboy programs in the country. Between 2004-08 – when Massie was part of the program for three seasons – Liberty Christian went 46-1 with a 36-game winning streak and three state titles in the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association over five years.

2007 – Liberty won the Virginia Independent Schools state championship finishing the season with a 13-0 record. Playing on both offensive and defensive line, Massie had 21 total tackles and 1 interception. He earned All-Conference and all-state honors.

2006 – The Bulldogs went 10-1 and finished out of the playoffs as Massie played both offense and defense.

Massie spent his freshman and sophomore years playing at Appomattox High School, just outside of Lynchburg.


At Scout.com, Massie was listed as 6-6½, 327 pounds and rated as a 4-star recruit and ranked #13 in the country as a DT.

He received interest from just about every major football program in the country, including Penn State, Notre Dame, and all the schools of the ACC, Big East and most of the SEC. He was especially interested in Clemson, Georgia and North Carolina, with visits to North Carolina and Virginia Tech. He made a verbal commitment to the Hokies during the summer before his senior season, but pulled that back in January of 2008.

Prep School

Coming out of Liberty Christian Academy, Massie’s grades were poor and he decided to attend Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia. Playing for Coach Robert Prunty, Massie had a big year in 2008, not only on the playing field, but in the classroom.

Recruiting II

Rivals.com rated Massie as a 5-star recruit and the No. 1 prep school player in the country. Scout.com had him at 6-8, 330 pounds.

This second time in the recruiting pipeline, there was interest in him from Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Miami and North Carolina. He verbally committed to Alabama and at one point told Georgia he was going there. He surprised everyone when he announced his selection of Ole Miss on February 4, 2009.


Massie played three seasons for Ole Miss and head coach Houston Nutt

2011 – Started all 13 games, giving him a string of 29 consecutive starts at RT.

2010 – Massie started all 12 games at RT. Ole Miss allowed the fewest sacks in the conference.

2009 – Played in all 13 games for Ole Miss, starting the final five at RT. He started and helped Dexter McCluster run for a school record 282 yards and started and held LSU without a QB sack.


Mississippi offense vs. Alabama 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f20erbZ_L5U&list=PLEB070E40F672B24E&feature=plcp&context=C3e3daffPDOEgsToPDskIKt7bTIqGX3LXrWq31UtI6

(Massie is RT, wearing #79.)


Strengths – Very good athletic skills and good feet for a player of his size. He’s smooth, coordinated in his movement. His long arms allow him to extend and control the pass rushers. Massie is a knee-bender that gains more power with his ability to get leverage that a lot of tall blockers can’t achieve. When he grabs a defender there isn’t much that man can do. Because of his balance and coordination he’s really good against speed rushers.

Deficient – Sometimes gives up early on plays and could be a better finisher. Sometimes he gets lazy and bends at the waist and that takes away his quickness and strength. He must play more consistently and work harder on fundamentals. He’s gotten this far with a lot of natural ability, but that’s not going to expand his skills and he needs. He’s not as good in space as he is when he stays inside. He’ll have to show in his work ethic that he’s ready to take the next step.

Analysis – Massie has the skills and coordination to play tackle on either side in the NFL. He maybe better suited for the right side. His work in the last few months with former NFL center LeCharles Bentley has made a difference in his quickness and movement. The fact he would get involved in Bentley’s intense offensive linemen’s camp was a good sign.

What the scouts say

An AFC scout said – “This guy is a big lump of very high quality clay and if he gets with the right team and right coach, he’ll get molded into a starter and a Pro Bowler. But that’s not going to happen overnight. He needs work, work, work.”

An NFC scout said – “Raw, but gifted. I don’t think he can play the left side, but he could play the right tackle for a decade if he keeps improving.”

What others said about Bobby Massie

“Everyone, including Penn State, has told us that Bobby is a can’t-miss prospect. All the schools have told us that one day Bobby will be playing in the NFL.” Liberty Christian Academy head coach Frank Rocco Jr.

Does Bobby Massie fit with the Chiefs?

That would depend on how the Chiefs evaluate his upside and athletic ability to go out and improve and become more consistent blocking on the right side. He’s a gifted guy athletically, but will be a project to get up to NFL standards. That’s going to take time, and that may be time the Chiefs do not have.

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