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ILB Mason Foster - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

6-1, 245Born: 3-1-1989College: WashingtonDrafted: Round 3

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Summary

A top-25 option at inside linebacker for the past two seasons, Mason Foster is nothing if not consistent in the box scores. However, the tape says different. Foster is a liability in run defense and although his pass coverage last season was improved on previous years, he seems a square peg in a round hole for Lovie Smith's defense and what it asks the middle linebacker to do. Foster may see reduced snaps as a result, so he is a risky proposition and can only be relied upon as an LB4 at present. (May 13)

FBG Staff Rankings

ILB Redraft - 22, 16, 19, 29, 34
Overall Redraft - 43, 29, 33
ILB Dynasty - 37, 28, 49
Overall Dynasty - 57, 57

Stats and Projections

YEARGTKLASTSCKFFFRINTPDTD
2011 TB 16 58 25 2 1 1 1 2 0
2012 TB 16 81 24 2.5 0 1 1 1 0
2013 TB 15 62 28 2 1 0 3 7 2
2014 PROJ-Rudnicki 16 82 * * * * * * *
2014 PROJ-Norton 16 89 * * * * * * *

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  Jene Bramel - July 5
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2014 Schedule

1vs Carolina Panthers
2vs St. Louis Rams
3@ Atlanta Falcons
4@ Pittsburgh Steelers
5@ New Orleans Saints
6vs Baltimore Ravens
7--- BYE WEEK ---
8vs Minnesota Vikings
9@ Cleveland Browns
10vs Atlanta Falcons
11@ Washington Redskins
12@ Chicago Bears
13vs Cincinnati Bengals
14@ Detroit Lions
15@ Carolina Panthers
16vs Green Bay Packers
17vs New Orleans Saints