FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) -- As a junior at Troy, Jonathan
Massaquoi weighed about 260 pounds when he led the Sun Belt
Conference with 131/2 sacks. As a senior last season, Massaquoi was up to 275 pounds, and he had only six sacks.
Coach Mike Smith says the Atlanta Falcons were looking for the
lighter version of Massaquoi when they selected the defensive end in the fifth round of last month's NFL draft.
The 6-foot-2 Massaquoi says he's back at about 259 pounds for
the Falcons' rookie minicamp this week as he looks to show he can join John Abraham and Ray Edwards as top pass rushers.
Massaquoi says he's looking forward to learning from Abraham,
who led the team with 9 1/2 sacks last season. Abraham turned 34 last week.
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