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NFL scouts have stamped Auburn redshirt senior DT Jeff Whitaker with a poor preseason grade, according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Whitaker sat on the sidelines last season with [a knee] injury, the primary reason scouts have stamped him with a poor grade," Pauline wrote. "But go back to his junior film of 2012 and Whitaker displayed tremendous next level potential. He’s a strong, wide bodied lineman with a large degree of upside." Pauline grades Whitaker as a Round 6 prospect.
Sep 1 - 8:40 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline "loves" Auburn senior QB Nick Marshall's running ability and projects him as an NFL running back.

He projects Marshall as a Round 6 prospect. "Marshall was the catalyst on offense for Auburn’s title contention last year and while he lacks the passing skills to play under center at the next level, I love his ball carrying skills," Pauline wrote. "Marshall runs with vision, instinct and shows the ability to elude defenders and create yardage. He offers solid size and plays with good speed which, in my opinion, adds up to a third running back at the next level." Marshall collected 1,976 passing yards, 1,068 rushing yards and 26 total touchdowns last year.
Sep 1 - 8:00 PM

Auburn senior TE C.J. Uzomah's combination of pass catching ability and blocking should garner him consideration to get drafted in the spring, writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

"Auburn really doesn’t use the tight end much but when his number is called C.J. Uzomah answers the call," Pauline wrote. "He offers great size, adequate speed and enough pass catching and blocking skill to at least get late round consideration in 2015." Uzomah entered his senior campaign having caught only 18 career passes, but CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote over the summer that the former wide receiver provides "precisely the type of matchup problem the NFL is looking for."
Sep 1 - 7:11 PM

Auburn redshirt senior RB Corey Grant "does not get much love in scouting circles," observes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Grant finished with 647 yards last season on an incredible 9.8 yards per carry. "Grant does not get much love in scouting circles but based on the film he looks like a tremendous third down back/situational player," Pauline wrote. "He’s a blazer that can take it the distance any time the ball is in his hands. Grant is also a terrific pass catcher out of the backfield who creates yardage, making defenders miss and beating them into the open field. He lacks the size to be a feature runner and I’d like to see Grant add return skills to his game but I really like him as a late rounder next April." Pauline grades him as a Rds. 5-6 prospect.
Sep 1 - 6:09 PM

Auburn junior WR D'haquille Williams caught nine passes for 154 yards and one touchdown in the school's 45-21 win over Arkansas.

This was Williams' debut for the school, and it was a good one. The JUCO transfer mostly played out of the slot but displayed positioning, contested catches and speed to pick up yards on the ground. He could be the next one and done receiver prospect, however, it is very early. Expect Auburn to throw more often this season.
Aug 31 - 6:50 PM

Auburn redshirt junior WR Sammie Coates was held to one catch for 18 yards in the school's 45-21 win over Arkansas.

Coates was touted by many as one of the top receiver prospects in the country, and he still might be. However, the pass catcher dropped an obvious touchdown on a post route in the fourth quarter and did not otherwise flash. Perhaps he is generating more attention from defenses this season. Regardless, Coates is a prospect worth keeping tabs on.
Aug 31 - 6:06 PM

According to Auburn's sports information director Kirk Sampson, Auburn redshirt senior S Robenson Therezie will be eligible to play against the Arkansas Razorbacks.

"Robenson Therezie is eligible to play for @FootballAU and will be in uniform Saturday in the opener," Sampson tweeted. Two weeks ago, Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn mentioned that Therezie was "working through some eligibility issues." The 5-9, 212 pound Therezie, a converted running back, is Auburn's starter at the hybrid "Star" position in DC Ellis Johnson's 4-2-5 alignment.
Aug 30 - 9:47 AM

Auburn announced sophomore QB Jeremy Johnson will start the opener against Arkansas on Saturday.

Perhaps the bigger news -- though it was expected -- is that Tigers coach Gus Malzahn announced Tuesday that Nick Marshall will play on Saturday. "We have a plan, and they know the plan," Malzahn said. Marshall isn't starting as punishment for a marijuana citation he received over the summer. "We have a lot of confidence in [Jeremy] to run our entire offense, and like I said before, he's very talented," Malzahn said. "The two games he played last year, he was the freshman SEC offensive player of the week." Johnson, who will be making his first SEC start, threw for 422 yards and six touchdowns in starts against Western Carolina and Florida Atlantic in 2013.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 26 - 8:08 PM

CBS Sports' Rob Rang ranks Auburn redshirt junior WR Sammie Coates as the No. 12 overall prospect.

This is a generous projection based entirely on Coates' freakish athletic ability. The 6-foot-2, 201-pound Coates had 902 yards and seven touchdowns on 42 receptions in an offense built around the running game and play action passing last year. "Coates' production pales in comparison to others throughout the country but he's a freakish athlete just scratching the surface of his potential," Rang wrote. The Tigers' prospect runs a 4.36 forty.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 25 - 9:15 PM

Auburn defensive coordinator Ellis Johnson believes sophomore DE Carl Lawson won't return to the field prior to the middle of the season.

"It’s been a remarkable rehab and recovery," Johnson said on SiriusXM’s College Sports Today. "He’s way ahead of schedule, but I would say half a season would be optimistic." Lawson suffered a torn left ACL in May and has steadfastly said he hopes to play by the end of the season. "We don’t know when we’re going to get (Lawson) back," Johnson said. "I think we’ve got some guys who can step up." If he can't return prior to November, Auburn might be best served telling Lawson to take the season off so he can apply for a medical redshirt.
Aug 18 - 11:14 PM

Auburn backup quarterback Jeremy Johnson says senior QB Nick Marshall will win the Heisman Trophy.

"He led us to the national championship, and we were 13 seconds away," Johnson said. "And this year he got better at passing, better at running, better at making reads. He’s become a leader on this team and I’ve never seen him so amped at practice every day the way he is, the way he comes out. So, I know for a fact he’ll win the Heisman." Marshall is certainly a frontrunner after collecting 1,976 passing yards, 1,068 rushing yards and 26 total touchdowns last year. He will not start in the opener against Arkansas as punishment for offseason marijuana possession charges.
Source: AL.com
Aug 17 - 11:20 PM

Auburn redshirt senior S Robenson Therezie may not be eligible at the start of the season.

"We're working through some eligibility issues right now with him," Tigers coach Gus Malzahn said. "We should know in the near future." Therezie, a converted running back, is Auburn's starter at the hybrid "Star" position in DC Ellis Johnson's 4-2-5 alignment. Johnson said the team is "not sure (Therezie)’s going to be able to play early." Junior Justin Garrett is the team’s backup "star." "We’re getting Justin ready and right now we’ve got to get some depth out there," Johnson said.
Source: USA Today
Aug 17 - 9:48 PM

Auburn senior WR Quan Bray "offers vision, lateral agility and burst," writes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Bray hasn't been featured to this point in his career -- posting 54 career receptions for 382 yards and three touchdowns -- but he's about to become far more popular, especially if QB Nick Marshall's throwing mechanics progress this fall. "Bray offers vision, lateral agility and burst," Rang wrote. "He is quicker than fast and projects as a slot receiver and returner at the next level." The 5-foot-10, 195-pounder runs a 4.49 forty.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 13 - 12:28 PM

Auburn redshirt senior S Robenson Therezie is "instinctive, athletic and tough," according to CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

Therezie, a converted running back, is now Auburn's starter at the hybrid "Star" position in DC Ellis Johnson's 4-2-5 alignment. "Therezie finished fifth on the team with 57 tackles last year and led the Tigers with four interceptions," Rang wrote. "While shorter than ideal, Therezie is instinctive, athletic and tough and is expected to take over as Auburn's primary punt returner this fall." The 5-foot-9, 212-pound Therezie runs a 4.52 forty.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 13 - 11:37 AM

Auburn senior FS Jermaine Whitehead "lacks ideal size and ball skills but he's a fluid athlete with speed, agility and smarts," writes CBS Sports' Rob Rang.

The 5-foot-11, 193-pound DB runs a 4.54 40-yard dash. "With 26 career starts and experience at both the strong and field safety positions in Auburn's unique defensive alignment, Whitehead is expected to take over as the Tigers' primary leader in the secondary this year," Rang wrote. "Whitehead lacks ideal size and ball skills but he's a fluid athlete with speed, agility and smarts."
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 13 - 3:40 AM


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