Predicting the Rams statistical leaders

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Rushing Yards: Tre Mason

2014 Total: 765

2015 Prediction: 1050 yards

Nov 30, 2014; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams running back Tre Mason (27) is defended by Oakland Raiders linebacker Miles Burris (56) on an 89-yard touchdown run in the second quarter at Edward Jones Dome. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

I would love to put Todd Gurley here and there is no doubt in my mind that he will be the leader in 2016 barring injury. At this moment in time, it is unclear when Gurley will be back from rehabbing his torn ACL. He could miss all of training camp and possibly Week 1, that is a hefty game of catch-up Gurley has to play.

Factor in that his workload will likely be small when he returns, so for 2015 my gut says Mason. Mason had a solid rookie year and showed he can be counted on as a No. 1 back. He averaged 4.3 yards a carry and scored four TD’s while playing in only 12 games. Mason has good speed, power, and runs with heart. Mason also posted the second longest run in franchise history when he took it 89 yards to the house. Tre could have had stronger numbers, but he topped 20 carries in just two games. Running backs typically need more carries to establish a rhythm in a game. Mason won’t have that problem in 2015, especially if Gurley is still out, as the Rams look to pound the rock.

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