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NFL Draft 2021: FB Mason Stokke scouting report

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The long line of Wisconsin fullbacks heading to the NFL continues.

NCAA Football: Duke’s Mayo Bowl-Wake Forest vs Wisconsin Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Mason Stokke began his voyage to Wisconsin as a running back and linebacker from Menomonee where he was an accomplished rusher. After a couple of seasons at outside linebacker that were plagued by injury, he made the transition to fullback in an attempt to help him see the field.

Understandably, Stokke began his career as a fullback fairly raw. However, he added a dynamic of athleticism and ball handing experience that allowed him to succeed at the position while developing as a blocker. This past season, he scored the Badgers’ first touchdown and was a reliable target for Graham Mertz.

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 244 pounds

40-yard dash: 4.82 seconds

Vertical jump: 30.5” inches

Broad jump: 111” (9’3”)

Short shuttle: N/A

Three-cone drill: N/A

Bench press: 22 reps

*Heights and Weights from College Gridiron Showcase. All testing numbers are from the Wisconsin Pro Day held March 10th.

Strengths: Stokke is a solid lead blocker in the run game. Effective positional blocker. He also flashes dependable hands in the pass game. Good athlete for the position. Also has been effective as a ball carrier. Has special teams experience, will be comfortable playing teams in the league.

Weaknesses: He’s not a piledriver as a blocker, much more of a positional blocker, but will deter him from teams looking for dominating blockers from the position.

NCAA Football: Minnesota at Wisconsin Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Summary: Stokke is the new style fullback for today’s NFL - a mix between a running back and a tight end. He can catch the ball out of the backfield and isn’t a liability to fumble, while he can also block in the run game. While he’s not a punishing blocker, he gets the job done and has improved a ton in the run game over the past three years.

Ideal Scheme Fit: Run based offense that utilizes a lot of zone schemes and still uses a fullback that will allow him to catch the ball in the flats on split zone, and lead on wide zone to use his athleticism and not depend on displacing defenders out of holes in the run game.

Projected Round: Undrafted Free Agent