The way Mohamed Massaquoi was talking in the Jaguars’ locker room Tuesday afternoon — how he wants to help younger teammates, how he can be a veteran presence in the meeting room, etc. — he came off sounding like a 32-year-old veteran.

Except that he isn’t.

Signed to a two-year, $4.7 million contract on Monday (he agreed to terms last Friday), Massaquoi, 26, has four NFL seasons of experience. But on the Jaguars in general and at the receiver spot in particular, he could be viewed as a wily veteran.

“I guess you do age a little faster in this business,” Massaquoi said after a conditioning session at EverBank Field.

Massaquoi (pronounced MASS-uh-qwah) has played 54 games, more than Cecil Shorts (24), Jordan Shipley (23) and Justin Blackmon (16). They are expected to enter training camp as the Jaguars’ top four receivers.

A second-round pick by Cleveland out of Georgia in 2009, Massaquoi comes to the Jaguars with plenty of lessons learned after playing for three offensive coordinators during four losing seasons. He didn’t have more than 36 catches in a season for the Browns but he isn’t expected to be an 80-catch guy in Jacksonville, either – that’s for Shorts and Blackmon.

Choosing his words carefully and opting not to reflect too much on his Browns career (“That situation is in the past so I’ll leave it there,” he said), Massaquoi hopes the Jaguars will help kick-start his career.

“It’s exciting to get a fresh start,” he said. “You can’t always control where you start but when you get a fresh opportunity, you want to take advantage of it. And I feel that way about this situation.”

Massaquoi chose the Jaguars’ situation over Houston after visiting with both teams last week.

He said the Texans also offered him a contract, but the Jaguars’ proposal was likely more lucrative.

“Just good people down here,” he said. “When you surround yourself with good people, good things are bound to happen.”