Photo of Tre Mason
Grade
5.75 ?
  • 4.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 38.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 126.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 4.15 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'8" Height
  • 30" Arm Length
  • 207LBS. Weight
  • 9" Hands

Overview

2013: Finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting. Finished with 1,816 yards rushing, breaking Bo Jackson's single-season school record. That yardage total also led the SEC. Scored four touchdowns in the SEC Championship win over Missouri. 2012: Led team with 1,002 rushing yards, and was first non-QB to lead Auburn in total offense for a season since Bo Jackson in 1985. 2011: His 26.4 yards per kickoff return led the SEC. Misc.: Father, Vincent "DJ Maseo" Mason, is one-third of De La Soul -– a Grammy award-winning hip-hop group.

Analysis

Strengths

Low center of gravity and pad level. Quick out of the blocks. Good vision to pick and slide. Can jump-cut abruptly and change the angle of pursuit. Darts through holes -- excellent stop-and-start quickness. Spins off contact. Forward lean. Runs bigger than his size and finishes runs. Flashes good hands and creativity as a short receiver in limited exposure. Trustworthy in pass protection -- faces up rushers. Has kickoff-return experience and has shown he can take it the distance. Proved capable of handling a heavy workload and played big in big games against top competition.

Weaknesses

Lacks ideal size and could stand to bulk up to withstand a pounding. At times dances more than he should instead of taking what the defense gives. Seldom used as a receiver out of the backfield and could sharpen his route running. Can take better care of the football -- eight fumbles the last two seasons. Durability could be an issue given his running style. Played in an up-tempo, power-spread system and benefited from light boxes, fatigued defenses and a strong offensive line.

Bottom Line

The SEC Player of the Year, Mason is a compactly built, nifty-footed runner with a balanced skill set to merit 20 touches per game at the next level. Fits in multiple schemes and has the chops to make an impact as a rookie.
-Nolan Nawrocki
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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