Former Georgia Tech offensive lineman Shaquille Mason has been drafted by the New England Patriots with the32nd pick in the fourth round.
In his time at Georgia Tech, Mason was consistently the anchor of the Yellow Jackets' offensive line, and a major factor in the success of the Jackets' rushing attack. Mason started 39 games over the last three seasons and played in 52 of 54 possible games in his four seasons at school. He was recognized on the conference and national levels, being named to a slew of All-ACC teams, and being named an All-American in 2014.
Mason's best game of the season was in the Orange Bowl, when the Yellow Jackets took it to a highly talented Mississippi State defensive front (which saw two players Drafted in Friday's second round). The Jackets rushed for 452 yards, largely thanks to the contributions of Mason up front.
More information about Mason can be found in his scouting report, written by yours truly, here.
The Patriots return their entire starting interior offensive line from their Super Bowl Champion team, but Mason figures to be a solid back-up at center, behind Bryan Stork and at both guard spots, behind Marcus Cannon and Ryan Wendell.
Congrats to Shaquille and his family!