2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: FB Ben Mason

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Ben Mason is one of a dying breed: a true fullback prospect in the year 2020. Mason does offer more than just lead blocking skills—he’s been a special teams contributor throughout the course of his time in Ann Arbor and those reps will prove to be valuable in his bid to make a 53-man roster. Mason should be regarded as a short-yardage and 20 series specialist at the pro level, which will whittle the field of interested teams a fair bit. But any team committed to I-formation and two-back sets will see the appeal in his game and find peace knowing he’ll man the kick coverage units as well. 

Ideal Role: Short-yardage specialist.

Scheme Fit: Multi-back, multi-TE offenses.

Written by: Kyle Crabbs

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Kyle Crabbs

Director of Scouting

Kyle Crabbs is the Director of Scouting for The Draft Network. Prior to his time with TDN, Kyle worked for seven years as the founder of his own third-party scouting service, NDT Scouting. Providing media coverage and also consultation services for agencies, Crabbs penned an annual NFL Draft Prospectus featuring 300+ player profiles on an annual basis from 2014-2020. Crabbs is currently the co-host of the Draft Dudes podcast with fellow TDN scout Joe Marino and helps coordinate TDN's national scouting effort.

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