Rams selected Auburn RB Tre Mason with the No. 75 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Mason (5-foot-8 1/2, 207) spent three seasons at Auburn, breaking out as a junior with a school-record 1,816 yards and 23 TDs on 317 carries (5.73 YPC). He managed 19 career receptions and needs a ton of work in blitz pickup, a flaw Mason won't fix quickly if pre-draft reports he needs wrist surgery prove true. Strictly as a ball carrier, Mason is laterally gifted with lightning-quick feet. He demonstrated explosion at the Combine with a 4.5-flat forty, 38 1/2-inch vertical, and 10-foot-6 broad jump. Mason's talent reminds of Ray Rice, but he must improve significantly in all phases of the passing game to become an NFL feature back. Mason also fumbled eight times over his final two college seasons. He would appear to be the favorite for No. 2 duties behind Zac Stacy, possibly marking the end of the Isaiah Pead failed experiment. Daryl Richardson and Benny Cunningham are ahead of Pead on the depth chart. Fri, May 9, 2014 10:14:00 PM