Draft buzz: What's new with hopefuls?

RB Rashad Jennings (Scott Boehm/Getty)

Scout.com's Ed Thompson fills you in on Liberty RB Rashad Jennings' next visit, why teams are lining up for a closer look at Georgia WR Mohamed Massaquoi, and who's been talking to Kent State offensive lineman Augustus Parrish. It's all in this edition of his NFL Draft Buzz.

A source has told Scout.com that Liberty RB Rashad Jennings will visit the New Orleans Saints on April 14.

The hard-charging and versatile runner has already had workouts with the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles. And he's drawn interest from teams such as the Arizona Cardinals, Indianapolis Colts, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, St. Louis Rams, Carolina Panthers and the Washington Redskins. 

If you haven't had a chance to see Jennings in action, take a look at this video that includes highlights from his junior and senior year.

During his senior year, he ran for 1,500 yards while scoring 17 rushing touchdowns. He also caught 24 passes for 190 yards and two more scores.


One wide receiver who is picking up a nice head of steam at the right time is Georgia's Mohamed Massaquoi.

According to a source, the Chicago Bears will be working out the Bulldogs receiver in less than a week. Then he heads to Tennessee and Dallas for official visits with the Titans and the Cowboys. And he's already worked out for the New England Patriots, who have shown such strong interest in the First-Team All-SEC player that they sent their offensive coordinator and wide receiver coach to Georgia's Pro Day.


Georgia WR Mohamed Massaquoi
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Massaquoi has also been drawing interest from a number of other teams, including the Cleveland Browns and the Detroit Lions. During quarterback Matt Stafford's workout for the Lions, Massaquoi ran routes and caught passes—but also caught the attention of Detroit's coaching staff.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound receiver has prototypical size for the NFL and has been drawing a lot of attention from teams since improving or matching all of his Combine numbers during Georgia's Pro Day. While projecting a fearless attitude about going across the middle to make catches, Massaquoi rang-up 58 catches for 920 yards and scored eight touchdowns during his final year at Georgia.

"My high school coach used to always say that you're going to get hit anyway, so you might as well go across and catch it," he told Scout.com during a phone interview.

Massaquoi's maturity and poise are undoubtedly earning him points with talent evaluators as well. It's obvious that he's a player who's not going to be easily distracted at the next level. 

"I'm a guy who will help with the locker room chemistry, who loves to play the game and who loves life," he said. 


Kent State offensive tackle Augustus Parrish was scheduled for workouts with the Miami Dolphins and the Philadelphia Eagles in March, and he's set to visit the Washington Redskins on April 3.

A three-year starter for the Golden Flashes, Parrish is an athletic lineman who has the strength to bowl-over his opponent, recording 151 knockdowns over the past two seasons. 

"Coming into Kent, I was recruited as a defensive lineman, but I was presented with the opportunity to play earlier by switching to the offensive line," Parrish told Scout.com. "In high school, everybody told me I was a better offensive lineman than a defensive lineman, but I felt like I played with a defensive mentality even when I played offense. I think that kind of set me apart from other guys because on defense, you can tackle people. You can't do that on offense, so instead I try to knock the guy down in front of me. You do whatever you can do to help the team."

The 6-foot-4, 297-pound player is also being considered as a guard at the next level. 

At his Pro Day, the Green Bay Packers, Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants were just a few of the teams that were showing strong interest Parrish. He had formal interviews at the NFL Scouting Combine with the Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns.

Click the player names to learn more about Rashad Jennings, Mohamed Massaquoi, and Augustus Parrish.

A member of the Pro Football Writers of America, Ed Thompson's player interviews and NFL features are published across the Scout.com network and at FOXSports.com. You can follow him on Twitter or Facebook. Or contact him by email through this link.

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