Biography: Four-year starter awarded All-Conference honors as a senior after totaling 21/233/1. Played with a stress fracture in his foot late last season. Junior totals included 38/435/2.
Positives: Nice-sized blocking tight end with a solid game. Blocks with terrific fundamentals, strong at the point, and controls opposing defensive lineman. Quick out of the second level, nicely redirects to defenders and removes linebackers from the action. Terrific job sealing the edge for running backs. Fluid getting into pass routes, nicely adjusts to the errant throw, and effectively uses his frame to shield away opponents. Displays good vision as a blocker or pass catcher. Moves well on his feet.
Negatives: Lacks the speed to get into the secondary and create mismatches. Tall with a relatively thin build.
Analysis: Mastrud is a terrific blocker who also does a solid job catching the ball when it is thrown to him. Once he gets back to full health, he has all the skills necessary to make an NFL roster as a second tight end brought onto the field primarily as a blocker.
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