Posts From Mason Thompson

Thompson’s Redraft Rookie Sleepers

It is a touch more than a week and a half after the draft. We finally know where the top players in the draft have gone. There were plenty of players that were drafted to great situations and could play a major role early in their rookie years. While many fantasy players are focused on the players drafted in the first two rounds, this article features players taken after the first two rounds.

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Indianapolis Colts 2021 NFL Draft Recap

The Indianapolis Colts are usually one of the best teams in the draft each year. Chris Ballard and Ed Dodds are two of the best in the business at finding value and addressing it in the draft. Entering the draft, Indianapolis had needs at left tackle, receiver, tight end, pass-rusher, cornerback, and defensive line.

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Green Bay Packers 2021 NFL Draft Recap

The Green Bay Packers entered the draft with needs at receiver, right tackle, center, defensive line, linebacker, and cornerback. Before the draft started on Thursday, the Packers were already in the news with the mounting issues between Aaron Rodgers, general manager, Brian Gutekunst, and the coaching staff.

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Day 2 NFL Mock Draft

After an exciting first night of the draft, night two is upon us. There are still plenty of great players left on the board, some of whom should have been selected in the first 25 picks. Day two is stacked with depth at multiple positions, and some positions could fly off the board at the start of day two.

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Thompson’s Final First Round Mock Draft

Merry Christmas everybody! The 2021 NFL Draft starts tonight and we will finally know which players will land with what team. Twitter has been abuzz all week, and everyone is posting their final big boards and mock drafts. Tonight, all of the guesswork comes to an end and we will finally know where each player goes.

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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Tariq Thompson

The NFL is big on players that have versatility. The safety class has a lot of players that are in this mold. One player not getting enough attention in this class is San Diego State’s Tariq Thompson. He was a four-year starter at his time at San Diego State and specialized in the Warrior position that SDSU employs. Thompson is a very versatile prospect that excels in his IQ and continuous turnover production. 

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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Damar Hamlin

The Pittsburgh defense is sending a lot of talent to the NFL this year. They had one of the best safety tandems in the league with Damar Hamlin and Paris Ford. Hamlin played in many different spots during his time there and projects to do the same in the NFL as well. 

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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Isaiah McDuffie

The 2021 linebacker class is deep. While many expected it to be top-heavy, there are plenty of players on days two and three that could find starting roles during their rookie seasons. That includes Boston College’s Isaiah McDuffie. McDuffie came to BC as a safety, but made the transition to the second level.

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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Marlon Tuipulotu

It is well known that the defensive line class in the 2021 draft isn’t great or even good. USC is providing two solid prospects in Jay Tufele and Marlon Tuipulotu. The lesser-known prospect, Tuipulotu, has a chance to be selected on the second day of the draft. With the class lacking many impact players, he could be pushed up the board more expected. 

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2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Alim McNeill

In one of the worst defensive line classes in memory, there are some names that are noticeably sticking out. One of them is Alim McNeill from NC State. McNeill was a running back and linebacker in high school before adding about 50 pounds to his frame to become a nose tackle for the Wolfpack. There are a few things that stick out immediately when watching him, and those are his power and strength.

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