NFL.com's Gil Brandt ranked Auburn's Tre Mason as the draft's best running back.
Brandt isn't playing around with his evaluation, either: He continues to compare Mason to Tony Dorsett. "The Dorsett comparison had to do with Mason's unbelievable quickness -- he's the kind of back who can start and stop on a dime and leave you eight cents worth of change," Brandt wrote. Mason, who finished the season with 1,816 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns and was a Heisman finalist, received a third-round grade from the NFL's advisory board. "I would put him more around the second round. You would like to have a running back who's a little taller and heavier than Mason, but he's not a bad size for a running back, at about 5-foot-9, 205 pounds, and anyway, his speed makes up for whatever he lacks in size. It's also true that Auburn's offensive system helps players like Mason be productive, but I believe that his quickness and running ability will allow him to be very effective in whatever system he plays in," Brandt wrote.
Mon, Jan 13, 2014 02:59:00 PM