Mason Richman 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- 2021 recipient of the Iowa Coaches Appreciation Award
- Lettered in football and basketball in high school
- Academic standout
- Scheme tendencies: Zone rushing offense with pro-style passing game
- 2022 projected role: Starting LT
Pros: Mason Richman has emerged as the starting left tackle at Iowa and he offers exciting overall makeup as a prospect. Richman features desired size, length, movement skills, and power. He’s a tenacious blocker that has ideal temperament into contact and embraces a finisher’s mindset. There’s an aggressiveness about how he gets after his assignments that is easy to appreciate. Richman has the length and footspeed needed to be a standout pass blocker while also featuring the mindset and functional strength needed to create consistent displacement in the run game.
Cons: Entering the 2022 season, there is still a rawness to Mason Richman’s game with the need to develop an understanding of how to maximize his gifts to make him a consistent performer on the field. His hands are inconsistent with the need to improve his punch timing, placement, and overall hand fits when run blocking to improve his ability to latch and sustain. Richman has a tendency to be overly aggressive, where issues with body control and weight distribution become problematic. He must find more consistency with how he bends and be more careful to not get top-heavy. There is room to develop his footwork in pass protection to position himself to more consistently frame blocks and stay square. Richman has the goods, it’s just a matter of putting it all together over a meaningful sample size.
Mason Richman NFL Draft Scouting Report by Joe Marino