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Auburn HC Gus Malzahn said that he expects sophomore WR Kyle Davis (personal) to return to the team by the start of August camp.

Davis missed the entirety of spring practice due to what Malzahn referred to as "personal business." The team had initially hoped that he might return following spring break, but that did not come to pass. The 6-foot-2, 224-pounder logged a 12-248-2 receiving line during his initial collegiate season in 2016.
Source: AL.com
Apr 20 - 9:58 PM

Pro Football Focus compared Auburn EDGE Carl Lawson to Miami Dolphins DE Cameron Wake.

"Wake has never really been a dominant player against the run, but has consistently been one of the league’s top pass-rushers since entering the league in 2009," the PFF analysis team notes. Of the 6-foot-2, 261-pound Lawson, they believe that his "lack of consistency and overall production against the run is something of a concern...but his talent as a pass-rusher is impossible to deny. In the very least."
Apr 20 - 9:07 PM

Auburn HC Gus Malzahn would merely say that he would like to name a starting quarterback "earlier better than later."

"We don’t have a specific date once fall camp gets here...[b]ut we’ll give everybody a fair shot and we’ll name a starter when the appropriate time comes," Malzahn. This fits his M.O. pretty well. We expect Baylor transfer QB Jarrett Stidham to ultimately win out over incumbent starter Sean White once August camp boots up.
Source: 247Sports
Apr 20 - 7:46 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein likens Auburn EDGE Carl Lawson to Owamagbe Odighizuwa.

"Lawson's twitch shows up in short, controlled bursts, but he struggles to finish if the play isn't right in front of him," Zierlein wrote. "Lawson's ruffneck demeanor will appeal to teams looking for an aggressive edge-setter along a physical front, but his draft grade could vary quite a bit from team to team." Lawson doesn't have the flexibility and bend that many teams prefer out of their edge players, and he's struggled with injuries in the past, but he holds the line with power and comes at you with aggression and speed. Lawson is a scheme-specific player, and for that reason it's difficult to predict where he'll land next week.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 19 - 3:37 PM

Auburn junior RB Kerryon Johnson suffered a high-ankle sprain during Saturday's A-Day game.

Johnson injured his ankle in the first quarter and subsequently underwent X-rays. Said HC Gus Malzahn, "It doesn't alarm me or anything like that. He's had an excellent spring." He does not believe this will be an injury that hampers the 6-foot, 195-pounder for long. It does not figure to be an issue come August camp. Johnson and backfield teammate Kamryn Pettway make up one of the best running back duos in the SEC.
Source: AL.com
Apr 11 - 4:26 PM

Auburn redshirt sophomore QB Jarrett Stidham completed 16-of-20 passes for 267 yards in the Tigers' spring game on Saturday.

Stidham did not throw for a touchdown, but did run one in after picking up his running back's fumble. While Stid the Kid was in the contest, Auburn scored on five of six possessions, including three touchdowns. Five of his 16 completions traveled at least 25 yards. Said HC Gus Malzahn, "I thought he managed the offense well. I thought that he protected the football. That's really where it starts." Stidham has done everything he needed to do this spring to put himself in a prime position to win the starting job for the 2017 season. Incumbent starting QB Sean White did not take part in the spring game as he continues his recovery from a broken arm. White will presumably be healthy by the start of August camp, when he will take his best shot at jumping Stidham on the depth chart. That will be a tall task.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 9 - 12:12 PM

Florida State redshirt senior G Wilson Bell transferred to Auburn as a graduate.

Bell, a three-star recruit for the 2013 cycle, looked like he had turned himself into a mainstay on the Seminoles' offensive line after starting all 13 games in 2015. This past season proved somewhat more trying for the 6-foot-5, 230-pounder, who started just five games in 2016. He was also arrested in mid-December following a failure to appear in court on a hit-and-run charge. The fit with Auburn looks to be a snug one, as they are thin at guard behind Marquell Harrell and Braden Smith. Harrell is just a redshirt freshman and does not boast nearly the same pedigree of experience as Bell.
Source: 247Sports
Apr 7 - 4:32 PM

Auburn S Johnathan Ford has pre-draft visits set with the Cardinals and Raiders.

Ford is a safety by trade, but also has slot experience. Ford dealt with a right ankle injury during Senior Bowl week practices. The most optimistic outlook for Ford would be Micah Hyde.
Apr 7 - 7:15 AM

Auburn redshirt junior QB Sean White (arm) has been able to take part in 7-on-7 and individual drills this spring.

White continues to recover from the broken arm he sustained in a Sugar Bowl loss to Oklahoma at the beginning of January. He would seem to be on track for a healthy summer, when he will try to upset Baylor transfer QB Jarrett Stidham for 2017 starting rights. White threw for 1,679 yards (63.9% completions) with a 9/3 TD/INT ratio in 11 games last season.
Source: AL.com
Apr 2 - 3:56 PM

Auburn sophomore RB Kameron Martin said that redshirt sophomore QB Jarrett Stidham "looks like an SEC starter."

"You know, you still have the other guys behind him that are still competing; the job is wide open, but Jarrett is real good, and I feel like we'll see next week at A-Day how everything goes," Martin said. Woody Barrett and Malik Willis are ostensibly competing with Baylor transfer Stidham this spring, but the real push will come (should it come) in August, when incumbent starter Sean White will be fully recovered from the broken arm he suffered against Oklahoma in the Sugar Bowl.
Source: AL.com
Apr 2 - 3:55 PM

A foot injury could sideline Auburn freshman DT Tashawn Manning for the rest of spring practice.

Auburn DL coach Rodney Gardner deemed Manning to be questionable for the rest of the spring session. The Tigers have just five practices remaining. Manning was a three-star recruit out of high school, but his story goes beyond a mere star rating. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia in November of 2015. He subsequently underwent a grueling eight-month chemotherapy cycle which he finished last July, after which he was declared cancer-free. While Manning signed with Auburn as part of the 2016 cycle, he did not enroll in classes until this January.
Source: AL.com
Mar 30 - 2:08 PM

Auburn redshirt sophomore WR Darius Slayton (hernia) is back to practicing at full speed.

Remarkable healing powers by young Mr. Slayton. He had been expected to miss the entirety of spring practice after undergoing surgery to repair a hernia at the end of February. He was (for the most part) a non-participant over the first two weeks of that practice, but returned to action in earnest this week following the school's spring break. "We didn't just throw him in and let him go; we tried to be strategic and smart about it, but he got quite a few reps, and each practice we'll bring him a little more along," said HC Gus Malzahn. During the past campaign, the 6-foot-2, 191-pounder notched a 15-292-1 receiving line. Playing in a thin receiving corp with a shiny new transfer quarterback in Jarrett Stidham, Slayton is a prime candidate to receive a potentially significant statistical bump during the coming campaign.
Source: AL.com
Mar 23 - 8:01 PM

Auburn sophomore WR Kyle Davis (personal) could sit out the rest of spring practice.

Tigers HC Gus Malzahn said earlier in March that Davis, who has not been taking part in spring practice as he deals with some of what the coach termed "personal business," would be returning after Auburn's spring break. Spring break has come and gone, but the 6-foot-2, 224-pounder is still absent from practice. Malzahn revealed on Tuesday that he might not return to spring work at all, though August camp is looking probable. A year ago, he caught 12 passes for 248 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Source: SEC Country
Mar 21 - 9:40 PM

Auburn senior T Braden Smith squats 600 pounds and can broad jump 9-feet-10 inches.

Per ESPN, the 6-foot-6, 305-pounder's teammates call him "Drago," "The Terminator" and "The Hulk." That Smith is a physical freak isn't a big surprise considering his genes. His father played football and was on the track team at Kansas.
Source: ESPN
Mar 15 - 6:43 PM

Auburn sophomore LB Tre Threat has transitioned to defensive end.

With several Auburn linemen currently on the mend from injury, Threat is receiving extended reps this spring. "His linebacker background allows him to drop back in coverage, which frees up a chance for the Tigers to send an extra defensive back on a blitz," writes SEC Country's Justin Ferguson, who adds that "Threat has natural pass-rushing skills, and he could earn some solid playing time if he keeps turning heads at a position that’s up for grabs." This past season, the 6-foot-1, 220-pounder was used mostly in a backup/special teams capacity.
Source: SEC Country
Mar 14 - 10:43 PM


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