St. Louis Rams 2014 Training Camp Profile: Tre Mason
RB Tre Mason is currently flying under the radar with the St. Louis Rams, and he may be one of the team’s most important players. The Rams are in dire need of playmakers on the offensive side of the ball. The Rams already have a potent defense, and could be a scary team with some life on offense. Mason is a versatile running back who has the ability to run between the tackles, outside of the tackles, and he can also catch the ball out of the backfield.
Mason has the luxury of not having any legit competition in the backfield. Being drafted in the third round of the NFL Draft, Mason has a rare chance to start immediately. Head coach Jeff Fisher knows that his team needs playmakers, and he will allow Mason to seize every opportunity.
In Fisher’s career, rookie running backs have made an immediate impact, from Eddie George, LenDale White, and Chris Johnson. I am not comparing Mason to these players, but he will receive the same opportunity that they did to be successful. Mason trampled over defenders in the SEC playing for the Auburn Tigers, and he will look to follow suit in the brutal NFC West.
Mason has to play against the toughest competition in the NFL, and it will only make him better as a player. He brings a multitude of skills, and they will be on full display with the Rams. Mason may have fell in the draft, but he was drafted in the right situation to contribute immediately.