NFL Draft Scouting Profiles: Tre Mason
Tre Mason, Auburn’s star running back is running his way right into the NFL. How will he fare against the tougher competition?
Mason has great burst, and he can get to the second level of a defense in a hurry. He quickly finds the hole, and he uses his quickness to not only see the hole, but burst through it. Mason also has a proven reputation of excellence, considering he was a Heisman finalist and one of the best rushers in Auburn history.
Mason’s size is going to be a bit of an issue in the NFL. Although he stands at 5’10″, he only weighs in at 205, and chances are he’s not going to be an every down back with his body type. Although he runs with acceptable power, he won’t blow anyone with his strength. Some also worry that Mason’s production is more of a reflection on Auburn’s offensive system than Mason’s true talent level.
The Bottom Line
Although he isn’t going to be an every down back in the NFL, Tre Mason will be an excellent change of pace back. He’s not the fastest player, and his strength leaves something to be desired, however, Mason’s patience, vision, and ability to catch passes out of the backfield all come together to form a player that could be a great part of a running back rotation somewhere.
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