Mason Foster scouting report

Mason Foster OLB Washington
Ht: 6’1″

Wt: 245

Strengths:
Three-year starter; one of the few bright spots on a weak Washington defense. An instinctive player; always around the football. Does a nice job seeing the play develop and putting himself in position to make a play. A decent pass rusher off the edge. Showed a steady improvement throughout his career. Hard hitter who will force some fumbles.
Weaknesses:
Lacks ideal height for an outside linebacker. Looks sloppy in coverage; footwork is poor and he lacks the fluid hips to turn and run with more athletic tight ends. Athleticism is nothing special.
Comments:
Foster’s skill set is best suited for a 3-4 system, however, he lacks the size (mainly the height) that teams would prefer in that scheme. As a result, he may be a rare ‘tweener that doesn’t quite fit in either system. He may ultimately wind up playing inside in a 3-4 scheme where teams will be better equipped to mask his lack of elite pass rushing and coverage skills and utilize his instincts and sideline-to-sideline play-making ability.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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