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Fifteen NFL teams will attend Saturday's Auburn vs. Louisville tilt in Atlanta.

Representatives from the Atlanta Falcons, Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans, New York Giants, Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, Houston Texans, Oakland Raiders, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams and Buffalo Bills will be on hand. Auburn offers up QB Jeremy Johnson, DE Carl Lawson, WR D'haquille "Duke" Williams, CB Jonathan Jones and more, while Louisville will give scouts a glimpse of DE Devonte Fields, DB Josh Harvey-Clemons and LB James Burgess.
Source: NFL.com
Sep 3 - 9:45 PM

Auburn HC Gus Malzahn said that junior QB Jeremy Johnson is "in a good spot."

"[Johnson]'s in a good spot and he understands that he's got to do it not only 2-minute (situations) in a game but he's got to execute in all situations for us to have a chance to reach our goals," said head coach Malzahn. Offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee's been impressed with the 6-foot-5, 240-pound junior's ability to work the two-minute drill and believes "he's going to be confident and play well" when Auburn faces tough situations. During the spring, Johnson set a goal of 3,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing. That's only been done five previous times, so Lashlee's note on his confidence is probably accurate.
Source: al.com
Sep 3 - 5:56 PM

After practicing with the second-team offense for the last two weeks, Auburn senior WR Duke Williams took reps with the first team on Tuesday, AL.com's James Crepea reports.

Three weeks ago, Williams was reinstated after a six-day suspension, due to an undisclosed "discipline issue." As of Tuesday, Auburn's playmaker at the wide receiver position is listed as a co-starter along with Tony Stevens. Williams is slowly making his way out of Gus Malzahn's doghouse.
Source: AL.com
Sep 3 - 3:45 PM

Auburn sophomore LB Tre' Williams is pushing starters Cassanova McKinzy and Kris Frost for starting snaps.

McKinzy and Frost are two of the more veteran members of Auburn's defense, so it was surprising to see each listed with an "or" designation alongside Williams. First year defensive coordinator Will Muschamp will be exciting to watch this season.
Source: AL.com
Sep 2 - 12:18 PM

Auburn named sophomore Roc Thomas the school's starting RB.

The position has recently produced huge rushing totals, with Tre Mason and Cameron Artis-Payne shining under Gus Malzahn. Quarterback Nick Marshall is gone, but there seems to be plenty of optimism around Jeremy Johnson. In limited action, Thomas rushed for 214 yards and two touchdowns on 43 carries last year. Auburn utilizes plenty of motion and misdirection, which plays in the runners' favor.
Sep 2 - 9:38 AM

Auburn DC Will Muschamp indicated that true freshman DE Byron Cowart will play "a lot" against Louisville in the team's season-opener.

"It doesn't matter first down, second down, third down. [Cowart]'s going to play in the game and play a lot," said new Tigers DC Muschamp. The 6-foot-3, 253-pound true freshman struggled to adjust to camp early, which resulted in a Twitter rant which he later called a "freshman mistake," but the five-star recruit has come on strong as August has progressed. It's telling that Muschamp has no plans to limit Cowart to select pass-rushing situations in the early going, a sign that the defensive end might have found his feet. Cowart was named the No. 13 impact freshman in the nation in a list NFL Media compiled over the spring.
Sep 1 - 6:59 PM

Auburn redshirt freshman WR Myron Burton Jr. has left the team.

Auburn HC Gus Malzahn called the parting of ways a "mutual decision" and wished Burton the best of luck. A three-star recruit, the 6-foot-2, 201-pound wideout made a splash in the spring when he hauled in seven passes for 124 yards and a touchdown in the team's A-Day scrimmage. Malzahn noted that despite the departure, the team remains stacked at receiver, adding that the Tigers will "move people around probably more than we have in the past [to cover for the Burton's sudden absence]."
Source: al.com
Sep 1 - 5:48 PM

Auburn HC Gus Malzahn praised junior T Shon Coleman's strength, saying that he's "kinda Greg Robinson strong."

Malzahn also called Coleman "much improved," specifically citing an increase in confidence he's seen from the 6-foot-6, 313-pounder this summer. Robinson, now a starter with the St. Louis Rams, is an easy comparison. Coleman served as his backup in 2013 before stepping up to start 13 games in 2014. The big junior has already shown a mental toughness beyond what's necessary for the rigors of SEC football--he was diagnosed with leukemia in the spring of 2010 and beat the disease after undergoing treatment.
Source: al.com
Aug 31 - 8:56 PM

NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter noted that Auburn coaches asked sophomore edge rusher Carl Lawson to "slow down a bit as he recovered [from a torn ACL] in the offseason to ensure that he would return as the same player who showed such promise in 2013."

In Lawson's 2013 campaign, he totaled 20 tackles and four sacks in 10 games, good for freshman All-American honors. All signs have been abundantly positive during August practices, with HC Gus Malzahn labeling the 6-foot-2, 261-pound sophomore "unblockable" after the team's first scrimmage and OC Rhett Lashlee adding that "[none of the offensive linemen] are doing good [when facing off with Lawson]." In Reuter's list of the Top-15 redshirt sophomores in the country, the newly-healed Tiger checked in at No. 3.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 29 - 5:18 PM

Auburn offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee said that redshirt freshman WR Stanton Truitt has "got some things you can't coach."

"[Truitt] can really run and you've got a guy like him with a lot of speed," said Lashlee, adding that the 5-foot-9, 184-pound redshirt freshman is still "learning to play the position a little bit." Truitt ran track in high school in addition to playing quarterback, which would explain why Lashlee still considers the burner a work in progress. Rivals listed him as the No. 16 wide receiver in the country out of high school. He caught just one pass last season before undergoing shoulder surgery in October.
Source: al.com
Aug 28 - 7:33 PM

Following a Twitter rant by Auburn true freshman DE Byron Cowart, HC Gus Malzahn shrugged off the incident with the comment "He's a young guy [who] will learn."

Cowart was a five-star recruit out of high school and is considered one of the best true freshman in the country, but he's been frustrated adjusting in camp. After the team's final scrimmage of the preseason, he tweeted (among other things) "Being penalized because i was number 1 player but I'm struggling i don't care about the stars." The 6-foot-3, 252-pound defensive stalwart later deleted the tweet, calling it a "freshman mistake." Head coach Gus Malzahn didn't seem particularly upset when asked about it on Tuesday, saying, "He's a young guy and he's going to be fine."
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 26 - 4:51 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein notes that "82.2 percent" of Auburn senior WR Duke Williams' catches went for first downs.

"Auburn's D'haquille "Duke" Williams combines strong hands with a great understanding of how to use his body to post defenders up and keep them in check. Williams' drop rate was just 4.3 percent, which is a solid number, but what is more impressive is that 82.2 percent of his catches went for first downs," Zierlein wrote. The 6-foot-2, 224-pound Williams recorded 45 receptions for 730 yards, with five touchdowns in only 10 games of play last year.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 26 - 2:51 PM

Auburn views JUCO transfer Jovon Robinson as the school's best every down, between the tackles RB, according to ESPN's Travis Haney.

Haney starts by saying those who cover the team believe Robinson was in "the dog house" during camp, but the staff will rely on him to carry the load, like Tre Mason and Cameron Artis-Payne. Expect Roc Thomas to see snaps on the edge in the hopes of creating explosive plays, likely off motion or sweeps. Head coach Gus Malzahn has really created a plug and play system, but it helps to have great talent.
Source: ESPN
Aug 26 - 10:02 AM

Per the National Football Post's Eric Saltzman, Auburn senior ILB Cassanova McKinzy "is not very rangy or very good at rushing the passer, but he is formidable against the run and [is] a good tackler."

"McKinzy will likely be an inside linebacker at the next level," he wrote. The 6-foot-3, 253-pound McKinzy "can take on bigger offensive lineman with ease" but "appears to know his assignments a bit better on passing plays than on running plays," according to the analyst. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline grades the Auburn product as a fourth-rounder.
Aug 23 - 8:11 PM

Auburn WR Marcus Davis believes senior WR Duke Williams' benching was a "humbling experience."

Williams was held out of practice for a number of days, the reasoning was never disclosed, and returned at the bottom of the depth chart. Williams has had an odd offseason, hinting he was unhappy this spring and then missing time via coach's decision. Williams shines in the slot, and expect him to be used heavily there.
Source: AL.com
Aug 23 - 11:09 AM


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