49ers rookie standout No. 2: Running back Jordan Mason
Fans were understandably shocked when the Niners spent a third-round draft pick on LSU running back Tyrion Davis-Price, considering the position wasn’t a sore spot entering the NFL Draft and Kyle Shanahan’s history of identifying late-round/undrafted halfback gems anyway.
While Davis-Price’s trajectory remains a relative unknown, another one of those UDFAs is already making a case to crack the 53-man roster this season.
Former Georgia Tech running back Jordan Mason.
The 5-foot-11, 223-pound tailback enjoyed an impressive 70-yard touchdown run on one particular rep open to the media, and that kind of burst will certainly help him climb the ladder ahead of training camp.
Mason’s 4.58 40-yard time from his pro day is adequate enough for a player of his size, but the aforementioned run suggests he plays faster than his workouts suggest.
That’s a good thing, and it wouldn’t be shocking if he’s already now pushing one of the other fringe running backs, JaMycal Hasty, to the deeper parts of the depth chart.