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Ravens Draft Pick Misses Practice for Incredible Reason

Devon Platana
Baltimore Ravens draft pick Ben Mason missed practice on Saturday for an incredible reason.
Baltimore Ravens draft pick Ben Mason missed practice on Saturday for an incredible reason. / David Berding/Getty Images

With the 2021 NFL Draft in the rearview mirror, teams are starting to host their rookie minicamps to see what their prospects have to offer. The Baltimore Ravens are one of the teams analyzing their new batch of players. However, it looks like one of their rookies may have started on the wrong foot.

Former Michigan tight end and fullback Ben Mason participated in Baltimore's rookie minicamp on Friday. According to Ravens editorial director Ryan Mink, Mason worked so hard on Friday that he tore the skin on the bottom of his feet, causing him to miss Saturday's practice.

Ben Mason Ravens

There's no telling how much time Mason will miss or what the extent of his "injury" is. It could all wind up being a precautionary measure to make sure the rookie doesn't get too banged up before the regular season begins. Although, the silver lining to take away from his injury is that he's willing to work hard to prove that he deserves a spot on the team.

Considering that the Ravens have Mark Andrews as their No. 1 tight end, Mason likely won't be more than a depth option this season. However, he's also expected to see some looks at the fullback position. Through four seasons with the Michigan Wolverines, Mason rushed 37 times for 87 yards and 9 touchdowns. He also had 32 receiving yards and a TD on 3 receptions.

The Ravens are currently tied for 4th-best odds to win the Super Bowl at +1400, according to FanDuel Sportsbook. If Mason wants to be part of that push for a championship, he'll need to take the time that he needs to heal properly.

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