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After cracking the 1,000-yard mark by two yards and rushing for eight touchdowns in 2012, Mason was a key reason Auburn went from three wins that season to within seconds of winning the national championship in 2013. With 1,816 rushing yards last season, Mason broke Bo Jackson's school record of 1,786 from 1983. He also set a school record with 23 touchdowns and finished sixth in the Heisman Trophy voting. His final collegiate score came when he darted 37 yards with 1:19 left in the national title game to give the Tigers a 31-27 lead. However, Heisman winner Jameis Winston hit Kelvin Benjamin for a 2-yard TD pass with 13 seconds left that gave Florida State a 34-31 victory. Mason ran for 195 yards on 34 carries, and also caught a 12-yard TD pass in the contest. One game earlier, he rushed for a SEC championship game-record 304 yards and recorded four TDs on 46 carries to earn MVP honors during the Tigers' 59-42 win over Missouri. Though Mason is considered the second-best running back prospect in the draft behind Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey, he's not expected to be picked until the second round because he doesn't possess the desired frame for a runner who wants the ball 25-30 times a game at the NFL level. Mason, whose father is a member of the longtime hip hop trio De La Soul, has drawn comparison to Baltimore's Ray Rice, mostly because of his strong field vision and ability to cut and shift direction without much trouble despite being short in stature.