Shaq Mason- Offensive Guard- Georgia Tech
Size: 6’1 300lbs

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Strengths:

  • Great run blocker-drives blockers backwards
  • Powerful
  • Low pad level
  • Keeps feet moving at the point of attack
  • Elite Strength
  • Good use of hands

Analysis: Mason is one of the most powerful offensive lineman in the draft.  He does a great job staying low at the point of attack, driving defenders back by constantly moving his feet.  Great run blocker coming from Georgia Tech who ran the ball 75% of the time in their option attack.  Mason moves well in space, reaching the second level of defenders in the running game.  Uses hands well despite the blocking scheme Tech ran in college that had Mason cut block a considerable amount of the time.

Need to Improve:

  • Short arms
  • Not good angle blocks
  • Pass protection
  • Competition- lack of pass rushers

Analysis: Mason stands at 6’1, small for an offensive lineman, but not unheard of.  Mason’s short arms are the biggest attribute that are scaring scouts away.  Mason takes poor angles to defenders, leaving him out of position and often misses key blocks to spring the ball carrier.  Already an elite run blocker, pass protection will be the largest hurdle for Mason to become consistent.  At Georgia Tech Mason was not asked to pass protect often, and when he was it was on short, quick throws.  In that offensive system, Mason has not experienced skilled pass rushers or their pass rushing moves–something he will see consistently at the next level.

Round Prediction: 3

NFL Comparison: Ronald Leary

Dan SchalkFootballNFL DraftNFL DraftShaq Mason- Offensive Guard- Georgia Tech Size: 6'1 300lbs Strengths: Great run blocker-drives blockers backwards Powerful Low pad level Keeps feet moving at the point of attack Elite Strength Good use of hands Analysis: Mason is one of the most powerful offensive lineman in the draft.  He does a great job staying low at the point of attack,...Why go anywhere else for sports and entertainment?