ST. LOUIS (AP) The St. Louis Rams have added to their young stable of running backs, taking Auburn’s Tre’ Mason in the third round of the NFL draft on Friday night.
Mason, 5-foot-8 and 207 pounds, rushed for 195 yards in the national championship game loss to Florida State. He was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference selection running behind tackle Greg Robinson, who the Rams took with the second overall pick on Thursday night.
Rams general manager Les Snead played at Auburn.
Zac Stacy just missed a 1,000-yard season as a rookie last year. The Rams also like Benny Cunningham, an undrafted rookie last season who had a 100-yard game against the Bears.
The Rams traded up three spots in the second round to get Florida State All-American cornerback Lamarcus Joyner.