Should the Houston Texans look at running back in the 2nd round?

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Tre Mason, Auburn

I really like watching Mason play football. He seems like one of those players who enjoys playing the game and is out there to win.

In the BCS National Championship game, he carried the ball 34 times for 195 yards and one touchdown. He also had one TD reception for 42 yards.

Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers running back Tre Mason (21) celebrates his touchdown with tight end C.J. Uzomah (81) during the second half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game against the Florida State Seminoles at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

What I like about Mason (5-9, 205 pounds) is he is a workhorse back but has speed. He carried the ball 46 times vs. Missouri in the SEC title game and 29 times against Alabama, games where he had 304 yards and 164 yards with a combined five rushing TDs.

Having a quality backup RB proved to be huge for the Texans last season with Tate  taking over as the No. 1 back, so I believe the Texans would be making a mistake if they don’t replace him with a quality player, and if Mason is available in the second round, why not?

For his season, he totaled 1,621 yards and 22 rushing TDs.

One weakness listed for Mason is the following on his CBS Draft page:

"“Has enough juice to go the distance but is a one-speed runner who lacks an elite second gear to pull away. Durability may be a concern considering his physical running style and ‘smallish’ stature.”"