Photo of Mason Schreck
Drafted By: Bengals
Grade
5.18 ?

Draft Analysis:

Schreck's best shot at making the Bengals' final roster will be as a special-teams player. --Mark Dulgerian

  • 6'5" Height
  • 253LBS. Weight

Analysis

Strengths

Solid height, weight, speed numbers for the position. Displayed quality explosion numbers at his pro day. Typically a hands catcher who will extend to meet the ball. Had just one drop last season to his 59 catches. Plays to his size after the catch with an ability to drag tacklers for additional yardage. Was a flexed out option, but does have quality experience as run blocker. Patient in his approach as a blocker and keeps his hands inside opponent's frame. Gives good effort to sustain his blocks on perimeter.

Weaknesses

Lower half could use more muscle. Needs to do a better job of fighting through redirects and handsy linebackers in coverage. Is too upright into his breaks. Needs to improve his route running to increase separation out of his breaks. Doesn’t always have “catch-ready” hands when his quarterback is looking to put it on him quickly.

Bottom Line

Schreck needs to add more weight to his frame in order to take on additional blocking responsibilities on the pro level, but he shows a willingness to do the work. He’s more of a move tight end than a matchup target or inline blocker, but he’s got the ability to do a little of everything that is asked of him. It may take a little time, but Schreck has the potential to be a backup tight end who can add something to a roster.
-Lance Zierlein
C
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster

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