Tre Mason put himself on the national radar with a number of elite-level performances in big games for Auburn -- 164 yards and a touchdown in the Iron Bowl, 304 yards and four touchdowns in the SEC championship game, and 195 yards and an epic touchdown in the national championship game. Now, he'll be taking his talents to the NFL, as he declared for the draft on Thursday. Mason could have made another run at a national championship by coming back for his senior year, but given the length of a typical NFL running back's career, we can hardly fault him for leaving.

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