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Tre Mason | Running Back

Team: St. Louis Rams
Age / DOB:  (21) / 8/6/1993
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 207
College: Auburn
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Rams declared RB Tre Mason, CB Trumaine Johnson, OL Barrett Jones, QB Case Keenum, S Maurice Alexander, TE Alex Bayer, and DE Ethan Westbrooks inactive for Week 1 versus the Vikings.
Mason doesn't play special teams and is the No. 5 running back behind Zac Stacy, Benny Cunningham, Chase Reynolds, and Trey Watts. Johnson has a sprained MCL. Keenum should eventually pass Austin Davis for No. 2 duties. Sep 7 - 11:40 AM

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Tre Mason - RB - Rams

Tre Mason rushed 10 times for 29 yards in Saturday's preseason game, adding two catches for seven yards.

The highlights were an 18-yard run where Mason got to the outside, and a nice downfield block for QB Austin Davis in the third quarter. A distant third on the depth chart behind Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham, Mason has 37 rushes for 110 yards (2.97 YPC) and zero touchdowns this preseason. Mason's Dynasty-league future is bright, but he's not looking terribly likely to make a re-draft impact.
Aug 23 - 11:53 PM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

Following Saturday's preseason game, coach Jeff Fisher said Tre Mason "needs to keep working" on pass protection.

Working as the third-string back, Mason didn't recognize a blitz from Sam Barrington and got Shaun Hill sacked. On the very next possession, he failed to pick up blitzing Ha Ha Clinton-Dix and got Hill sacked again. It's not a surprise, as Mason was rarely even asked to pass protect at Auburn. He's not a threat to Zac Stacy and may not even pass up Benny Cunningham this season.
Aug 18 - 10:32 AM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

Tre Mason rushed for 30 yards on 12 carries in the Rams' second preseason game on Saturday against the Packers.

Mason was the third running back through the rotation, once again. After getting praised for picking up a blitz in the preseason opener, Mason blew two assignments and got Shaun Hill sacked on one of them. He has a long way to go in pass protection, and it may keep him mostly as a spectator behind three-down backs Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham for much of his rookie year.
Aug 16 - 6:45 PM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

Rams OC Brian Schottenheimer said third-round RB Tre Mason has done a "great job" in blitz pickup.

Mason wasn't asked to protect the quarterback at Auburn. In the preseason opener, he stuck his nose in there and picked up a blitzing Saints defender, drawing praise from the coaches. It's Mason's easiest path to playing time behind bellcow Zac Stacy. If he can show that he can be trusted to not miss assignments, Mason can earn a role as Stacy's change-of-pace back.
Aug 12 - 11:59 AM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

Tre Mason rushed for 51 yards on 15 carries in Friday night's preseason opener versus New Orleans.

Mason was the No. 3 back behind Zac Stacy and Benny Cunningham. (Isaiah Pead didn't dress due to a hand injury.) Mason had nowhere to go early on, often running into the backs of linemen and getting dropped immediately in the backfield. But once the Saints' third- and fourth-reamers came in, Mason found more room to run. He also had a nice blitz pickup, an area of Mason's game that is a question mark. Cunningham has a comfortable lead for No. 2 duties. He and Mason would share the work if Stacy got hurt.
Aug 8 - 11:25 PM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

Tre Mason is listed with the fourth-team offense on the Rams' first unofficial depth chart of training camp.

Zac Stacy is alone on the first team, with Benny Cunningham solidly on the twos. The third-team backs are Isaiah Pead and special teamer Chase Reynolds. Mason and UDFA Trey Watts are listed with the fours. This is a bit hard to take seriously because Mason has taken some first-team reps in camp, but is a reminder that he has a lot of depth chart climbing to do for rookie-year impact.
Aug 4 - 3:58 PM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

Rams coach Jeff Fisher labeled rookie Tre Mason as a "change-of-pace back" following May's draft.

Mason could earn complementary carries off the bench this season, but rumors of him threatening bellcow Zac Stacy's starting job are unfounded. "Tre is a change-of-pace back," said Fisher. "Good zone runner, obviously the numbers speak for themselves. He was a guy we just couldn't pass up at that point." Pre-draft reports claimed Mason would need wrist surgery, but the Rams disagreed. "He may have to do something after the season but it was not a concern of ours, nor was it a concern of the doctors," Fisher said of the wrist.
Jul 23 - 12:11 PM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner guesses third-round pick Tre Mason could garner 8-10 carries per game as a rookie.

Wagoner seems comfortable with his projection, noting "that means something like 140-160 carries" over the course of the year. Losing that many attempts would be a huge drain on Zac Stacy's fantasy value, as he is very much a volume-dependent commodity, having averaged under 3.9 YPC last season. In a chat with Rams fans, Wagoner later wrote he'd be "surprised" if Mason stole Stacy's starting job, but expects the rookie to "earn his way to plenty of carries as the season wears on." It's certainly a situation to monitor in training camp.
Jul 18 - 2:53 PM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

Rams signed No. 75 overall pick RB Tre Mason to a four-year contract.

Mason says he's been told he'll compete for the Rams' starting job. We don't expect Mason to seriously push Zac Stacy for No. 1 duties, but he should eventually overtake Benny Cunningham for primary backup work. Mason has ball security and pass protection issues that he needs to sort through in camp, but is a tough runner and explosive athlete. He's a high-upside selection in Dynasty drafts.
Jun 12 - 5:57 PM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

Rams fourth-round RB Tre Mason says the coaching staff has told him he'll compete for the starting job.

The Rams could mean "compete" in the loosest of senses, but it's worth filing away nonetheless. We'd ultimately be very surprised if Mason pushes Zac Stacy for No. 1 duties. Stacy is coming off an impressive rookie season, while Mason needs to iron out his ball security and pass protection issues. He's likely ticketed for a change-of-pace role.
May 29 - 5:43 PM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

ESPN Rams reporter Nick Wagoner "wouldn't be surprised" if third-round RB Tre Mason overtakes Zac Stacy for the starting job at some point in 2014.

We're not so sure. Stacy has shown true feature back ability, and current No. 2 back Benny Cunningham averaged 5.6 YPC as a rookie. We're not so confident Mason will open the season any higher than No. 3. Mason has ball security and pass protection issues. He'll likely max out as a change-of-pace back in 2014.
May 24 - 6:19 PM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

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 and could even eat into Stacy's previous monster workload. Mason's selection may mark the end of the Isaiah Pead and Daryl Richardson's tenures in St. Louis. They like Benny Cunningham more.
May 9 - 10:08 PM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

The Nashville Tennessean says the Titans like Auburn RB Tre Mason.

Beat writer Jim Wyatt "really think(s)" Mason is in play for the Titans at No. 42 overall. It sounds like a reach, especially in light of the wrist injury, but the Titans do need backfield help. They're already on the record saying Shonn Greene will be a committee back.
May 8 - 11:09 AM
Tre Mason - RB - Rams

Team doctors from two NFL clubs told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel that Auburn RB Tre Mason will need post-draft wrist surgery.

Mason emphatically denied the NFL Network's initial wrist surgery report last month, going so far as to send a tweet to the @Rotoworld_FB account calling Ian Rapoport's story "false" and claiming he "WILL NOT be having any surgery to body!" Multiple NFL teams disagree with Mason, and he's likely to miss all pre-training camp activities if the team that drafts him has the same diagnosis. Rapoport has reported Mason should be healthy by the preseason.
May 4 - 4:54 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Shaun Hill
2Austin Davis
3Case Keenum
RB1Zac Stacy
2Benny Cunningham
3Tre Mason
4Chase Reynolds
5Trey Watts
GLB1Zac Stacy
2Benny Cunningham
3RB1Zac Stacy
2Benny Cunningham
FB1Cory Harkey
WR11Kenny Britt
2Tavon Austin
3Stedman Bailey
WR21Brian Quick
2Chris Givens
3Austin Pettis
WR31Tavon Austin
TE1Jared Cook
2Lance Kendricks
3Alex Bayer
K1Greg Zuerlein