It’s not the focal point of the week, but the Broncos are continuing to give out future contracts to prospects who are eligible to join the team on March 10th, the first day of the new league year. Linebacker Danny Mason is the latest name to trickle in, a guy who played this past season in the Indoor Football League and was actually pretty great.
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Playing his rookie season with the Texas Revs and Colorado Ice, Mason’s bio with the Ice says his favorite NFL team is the Denver Broncos, so it looks like things worked out for him. There are conflicting height/weight measurements out there for Mason, whose highlight tape says he’s 6-foot-4, 245 pounds. Other outlets say he is 6-foot-3, 238 pounds. Odds are, he’s somewhere in the middle of all that, probably around 6-foot-3, 240 pounds.
From watching his highlight tape in the IFL, it appears as though Mason can play inside linebacker, maybe rush the passer a little bit, and he’s good at reading quarterbacks in coverage and has solid instincts as a special teams player. You can make that determination for yourself.
The Broncos have no shortage of talented, young linebackers on their roster, but why not add another? Mason was undrafted out of Texas A&M Commerce in 2013, and posted similar workout numbers to those of Danny Trevathan, running a 40 yard dash in the mid-4.8 second range.
It’s not a ground-breaking move by the Broncos, but it’s always fun to see these types of guys get shots in the NFL and perhaps Mason can be a sleeper prospect for the Broncos at middle linebacker.