Michigan Wolverines fullback Ben Mason has found a professional home with the Baltimore Ravens, who selected him in the fifth round with the No. 184 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Mason appeared in 45 games at Michigan and played a variety of roles, but stuck as a fullback for most of his career. He was recruited out of high school as a linebacker and also played defensive tackle at times. Mason was voted a captain by his Michigan teammates in 2020. His physicality and attitude on the field made him a fan favorite and one of the heartbeats in the locker room.
Some NFL players make a living for their prowess on special teams, Mason can add major value there alone. Add in the fact there aren’t a ton of good fullback options coming out of college this year, or any year for that matter, the Ben Mason breed of football player is harder to find than it’s not.
Mason can block, he has potential as an H-back, the pros far outweigh the cons. Ben Mason deserves to be drafted by a team that believes in him, not by a team who views him as some late round-flier. Mason’s more than that.
The first round of the draft was held on Thursday night with the second and third rounds on for Friday. The event concludes from Cleveland, Ohio with the fourth through seventh rounds on Saturday.