Photo of Hutson Mason
Grade
5.04 ?

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'3" Height
  • 209LBS. Weight

Analysis

Strengths

Heady quarterback and steward of the offense. Worked from shotgun and under center. Uses quick-trigger release. Accuracy is his calling card. Throws receivers open. Plus ball placement and touch. Most accurate quarterback in SEC on deep throws, completing 51.9 percent during 2014 season. Has understanding of where to put the ball to maximize receivers' chances and minimize interceptions. Plays with calm demeanor and maintains poise in pocket. Shows pre-snap recognition of blitzes and is ready with adjustment.

Weaknesses

Game manager with below-average size. Lacks build to hold up to punishing sacks. Run-game beneficiary rarely asked to shoulder load. Threw for more than 200 yards only once during the 2014 season. Weak arm. Short-arm thrower who doesn't generate power from his lower half. Floats perimeter throws. Eyeballs targets in tight quarters and brings coverage. Had issues throwing behind post routes on play-action. Feet won't frighten defense. Just three completions for more than 43 yards. Generally defaults to the safe throws.

Draft Projection

Priority free agent

Bottom Line

A game-managing pocket passer with arm strength that is below the desired NFL level. Must play in timing-based offense. Mason displays the football intelligence, accuracy and poise worthy of an NFL camp. Must prove his intangibles can overcome his lack of arm.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.

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