2011 Denver Broncos Draft Cameos: Mason Foster

SEATTLE - SEPTEMBER 11: Linebacker Mason Foster #40 of the Washington Huskies celebrates with Willis Wilson #29 after tackling quarterback Ryan Nassib #12 of the Syracuse Orange and causing a fumble on September 11 2010 at Husky Stadium in Seattle Washington. The Huskies defeated the Orange 41-20. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Linebacker - Mason Foster, Washington

Height:  6'1"
Weight:  245
40yd:  4.75

Interest Level:

Private Workout:  Yes
Private Visit to Team Facility:  Yes
Attended Proday:  No
Other: -

Quick Take:

High energy player with good motor.  Very athletic, likes to propel himself into his hits, but overall lacks strength, which causes him trouble when trying to shed blocks.  Plays downhill, tracks the ball fairly well, very good instincts, manages to get into a good spot against the ball carrier on a regular basis.  Plays a bit too fast at times, and can be caught with misdirection and playaction on a pretty consistent basis.plays faster than timed speed and had good range.  Has some pass rushing ability, and may be a Will in a 4-3.  Short arms amplify his strength deficiencies.  Can contribute immediately to STs while he develops.

Where He Goes in the Draft:

bottom of the 4th round

What is Denver's Interest In Him?

High.

Along with Casey Matthews, Denver sees a few playmaking LBs that would be good additions to the corps in the 4th round.  Again, if a trade is brewing, keep these guys in mind.

Round
Position, Name


CB Patrick Peterson


DT Marcell Dareus


QB Blaine Gabbert

Top OLB/DE Von Miller
1
DE Robert Quinn


DT Nick Fairley


QB Cam Newton

Middle OT Nate Solder
OT Anthony Costanzo
DE Da'Quan Bowers
DE Aldon Smith

Bottom DT/NT Phil Taylor
DE Adrian Clayborn
OG/C Danny Watkins
OLB Akeem Ayers

Top

QB Jake Locker
QB Christian Ponder
DE Jabaal Sheard
QB Ryan Mallett
CB Brandon Harris
QB Andy Dalton

2 Middle RB Mikel LeShoure
OLB Bruce Carter
ILB Quan Sturdivant

Bottom OT Ben Ijalana
RB Daniel Thomas
DE Allen Bailey
DT Marvin Austin

Top QB Colin Kaepernick
LB Dontay Moch
3 Middle WR Greg Little
FS Quinton Carter

Bottom RB DeMarco Murray
WR Edmund Gates
RB Kendall Hunter
DT Kenrick Ellis
SS Jaiquawn Jarrett

Top RB Allen Bradford
4 Middle CB DeMarcus Van Dyke
TE DJ Williams

Bottom CB Kendric Burney
LB Casey Matthews
LB Mason Foster
5 Top

Bottom
6

7

[Note:  All players in the table are ranked by overall grade within their round grouping, however, the round groupings are based on where this player will likely be drafted based on where teams are currently selecting in the draft.  Therefore a player is ranked within a group by his level of ability, but players in nearby groupings may have higher or lower actual grades, despite being in a different group.  Confusing enough for you? --Styg]

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