Over the next week or two, before we start ramping up our 2017 football coverage, Bull Run is going to be taking a look at all the Bulls who are in an NFL or CFL camp. Some of these players are proven assets and others are long shot tryout players.
Previously we have talked about Roubbens Joseph, Jordan Johnson and John Kling. Today were talking Ogre, Mason Schreck.
Schreck became the eighth Bull drafted since 2008. For the second year in a row a Buffalo tight end will make an NFL camp (Matt Weiser did last season), and for the second year in a row a Bull will camp in Cincinnati (Joe Licata was there in 2016).
Schreck getting drafted is made all the more impressive given that he only had one year a as a starter in Buffalo. He played well enough to get named to the pre, and mid season John Mackey watch list.
He made his senior season count. Schreck finished the year with 59 catches for 651 yards and four touchdowns.
The SBNation site CincyJungle sees Schreck as a project player who the Bengals might try to stash on their practice squad.
Schreck doesn’t look like someone who will contend for a roster spot this year, being that Tyler Eifert, Tyler Kroft, C.J. Uzomah and Ryan Hewitt will occupy all of those snaps and roster spots. That’s actually probably why Cincinnati took Schreck, who they may try to stash on the practice squad this season.
Then in 2018, Eifert will become a free agent, so if he leaves, Schreck could take his roster spot in 2018 while Uzomah and Kroft occupy the starting duties. It’s possible Schreck becomes solely a blocking tight end in the NFL as he possess good strength and commitment to being a good blocker. — CincyJungle
If Schreck shows well he can end up on the practice squad and continue to develop as an NFL threat.