If you’re a regular reader of Yellow Jacked Up, you’ll know that we LOVE Jordan Mason as a player. We believe that Mason is an NFL caliber running back and one that has the potential have a nice long career at the next level.
Mason is coming off a tremendous season as the Jackets lead back as he carried the ball 172 times for 899-yards and seven touchdowns. Mason also earned the honor of being one of Pro Football Focus’s highest graded running back in the country for his efforts this past season.
While he is not a huge factor in the passing game, Mason has the abilities to be an all-purpose running back for the Jackets in 2020. He possesses a great combination of speed, agility, and elusiveness that makes it hard for any defender to bring him down.
Last season, it was evident at times that Mason should’ve been fed the ball over and over by the Jackets but the offensive play calling would go against that. If Mason had the carries of some of the nation’s premier backs last year such as Chubba Hubbard, J.K Dobbins, Jonathan Taylor, and A.J Dillon, Mason’s numbers would’ve been off the charts. Last year, those four running backs averaged 316 carries.
If Mason had gotten 316 carries last season, he would’ve rushed for 1,650-yards which would’ve ranked top-10 in the country last year including above the likes of Clemson’s Travis Etienne. Mason was simply outstanding last year and in 2020, the Yellow Jackets will need him to replicate that success and until proven otherwise, there’s no reason to believe Mason won’t be to not just replicate the success but be even better.