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Auburn senior DL Gabe Wright will play in the Senior Bowl.

The game is schedule for Jan. 24, 2015 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. Wright, who has 22 tackles, including four for loss and one sack, was a preseason all-SEC selection. Wright dropped from 309 pounds to 285 over the summer. He is the former No. 26 overall recruit by ESPN.com.
Source: Senior Bowl
Nov 25 - 8:59 PM

Auburn senior C Reese Dismukes accepted a Senior Bowl invitation.

Dismukes is one of the top centers in the nation. The 6-foot-2, 300-pounder requested an evaluation from the draft advisory board last winter and nearly declared for the draft early. CBS Sports' Rob Rang wrote over the summer that Dismukes "looks like a good bet to challenge for a top 50 selection next spring." NFL.com's Gil Brandt is also on record stating a top 50 pick is realistic.
Source: Senior Bowl
Nov 25 - 6:53 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes Auburn senior RB Cameron Artis-Payne's big season might have moved him from UDFA into draft consideration.

"Its’ been a career campaign for Artis-Payne who entered the season with grades usually reserved for a street free agent," Pauline wrote. "Though not much of a pass catching threat scouts and are moving Artis-Payne up draft boards in part due to the success former Auburn back Tres Mason has experienced this season." Artis-Payne has only been held under the century mark three times this season (out of 11 games). He ran for 221 yards against Texas A&M last week and is up to 1,405 rushing yards total.
Nov 24 - 9:26 PM

Auburn beat writer Brandon Marcello cites a source close to junior Duke Williams who says the receiver is "ready" to play.

As we blurbed yesterday, Auburn coaches have yet to declare Williams healthy to the media, but remain hopeful he will play. Williams sprained his MCL earlier this month. He is Auburn's top slot target, and the Tigers face Alabama this weekend.
Source: AL.com
Nov 24 - 11:12 AM

Auburn junior DL DaVonte Lambert will likely miss Saturday's game against Alabama with an undisclosed left leg injury.

Lambert is a JUCO recruit making his presence felt in just his first season with the Tigers. He was injured on the first defensive play against Samford. Beat writer James Crepea suggests if Lambert is out, Gabe Wright could move outside.
Nov 24 - 11:02 AM

Auburn redshirt junior wide receiver Sammie Coates had two catches for 64 yards in Saturday's win versus Samford.

Auburn was once again making due without leading receiver Duke Williams, who is recovering from an MCL injury. We are waiting for Coates to make use of his insane physical gifts and start taking over college games, but that sort of star turn doesn't appear to be in the offing this season. Coates has battled injuries all year and needs to work on his hands, but he has the physical tools (6-foot-2, 201 pounds; 4.36 40 time) to be a first-round pick.
Nov 23 - 9:13 PM

Auburn junior WR Duke Williams (sprained MCL) is expected to return to action for Saturday's Iron Bowl matchup against Alabama.

"We are hoping he will be back this week," head coach Gus Malzahn said. "I am not ready to make that call yet, but we are hopeful." Williams suffered the sprained MCL in his right knee against Texas A&M several weeks ago. Duke leads the team with 36 catches for 609 yards and five touchdowns. The offense has cratered in his absence.
Source: AL.com
Nov 23 - 8:17 PM

Auburn senior QB Nick Marshall would be willing to play another position in the NFL if he's asked.

"It's just something I have to think about," Marshall said. "As of right now, I'm open to play anything, but I'm looking to play quarterback." Marshall is a superb athlete and a gifted runner, but his passing mechanics are not NFL-caliber. He has a number of options should he choose to switch position, a seeming fit at RB, WR, or DB. Georgia coach Mark Richt signed Marshall as a CB out of high school. "We certainly looked at him as (a quarterback), the possibility, but we believed he could be one of the best cornerbacks in America," Richt said. "We believe he could be a very high draft pick as a corner as well. He's that talented of a guy."
Source: AL.com
Nov 21 - 6:17 PM

According to Auburn OC Rhett Lashlee, junior WR Duke Williams is "coming along nicely" in his recovery from a knee injury.

Williams suffered a sprained MCL in his right knee in the team's loss to Texas A&M several weeks ago. Lashlee wouldn't divulge much information about Williams status, only saying "Duke’s coming along nicely. We’ll just have to kind of keep taking it day-to-day." Williams leads the team with 36 catches for 609 yards and five touchdowns. In his absence, quarterback Nick Marshall threw for just 112 yards versus Georgia.
Nov 18 - 8:25 PM

Auburn redshirt junior wide receiver Sammie Coates had three catches for 31 yards in Saturday's 34-7 loss to Georgia.

Auburn was without leading receiver Duke Williams, who is recovering from an MCL injury. Coates was expected to pick up the slack. He did not do that on Saturday. A 17-yard catch made up more than half of the junior's receiving output. It was a disappointing game in what's been a mostly disappointing season for the talented receiver. Coates caught 42 passes for 902 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013. He hasn't been able to repeat that production this season, and it has to be somewhat disconcerting to scouts that Coates did not produce as a clear No. 1 receiver this week. Coates has the build (6-foot-2, 201 pounds) and the speed, but for whatever reason he has failed to live up to expectations. In his defense--at least for this game--his quarterback threw for just 112 yards.
Nov 16 - 5:05 PM

Auburn OC Rhett Lashlee said that senior QB Nick Marshall is "going to play just as hard as he would any other game" against the school that dismissed him in 2012.

Marshall was dismissed from Georgia in 2012 for a violation of team rules. Lashlee said, ""He knows a lot of those guys over there. He spent a year there. It’s his home state. He’s human." Last year, Marshall said that the Georgia game was just another game for him, though he played that game in front of the Auburn home crowd. This will be his first road game against Georgia. Marshall has accounted for 25 total touchdowns this season. He was involved with two critical fumbles late in last week's loss to Texas A&M.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 13 - 10:45 PM

Auburn OC Rhett Lashlee noted that senior RB Cameron Artis-Payne was "making the most of his situation."

Artis-Payne has rushed for 1,190 yards this season to lead the SEC, albeit an SEC that has been absent Georgia RB Todd Gurley for the last month. Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said that the 5-foot-10, 210-pound senior was "one of the top running backs in our league...He's tough. He's very reliable. He's a very good pass protector. He's unselfish. He just does his job." CBS Sports' analyst Rob Rang noted over the summer that the Auburn runner had an "intriguing combination of power, acceleration and jump-cut ability." Those abilities have come to the forefront in a breakout 2014 season.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 12 - 7:04 PM

Al.com's Brandon Marcello notes that Auburn redshirt senior RB Corey Grant's role is dwindling in the Auburn offense.

"Grant's snap totals have decreased since the halfway point of the season. Ricardo Louis is receiving the bulk of the carries on jet sweeps, leaving Grant on the sidelines for most of the game," Marcello wrote. The 5-foot-11, 201-pound Grant only had 11 snaps for the Tigers last week in their 41-38 loss to Texas A&M, with only snap in the second half of the game. Head coach Gus Malzahn noted that "even though he's not gotten the carries he may have earlier he's helped us in some different ways as far as protection and check downs and doing some other things for us." Last season, Grant finished with 647 yards last season with an incredible 9.8 yards per carry.
Source: Al.com
Nov 12 - 2:22 PM

Auburn junior WR Duke Williams is nopt expected to play against Georgia, head coach Gus Malzahn announced.

Malzahn did not rule Williams out, but said it was highly unlikely. The JUCO transfer has starred in the slot for Auburn this year and is considered week to week with a sprained MCL in his right knee. Sammie Coates will continue to be the downfield threat with Quan Bray seeing other targets.
Source: Fox Sports
Nov 12 - 10:33 AM

Auburn redshirt junior wide receiver Sammie Coates will be relied upon for more of the offense with Duke Williams recovering from an MCL injury.

Coates was expected to be the No. 1 receiver for Auburn this season, after catching 42 passes for 902 yards and eight touchdowns in 2013. D'haquille Williams has turned into quarterback Nick Marshall's favorite target this year, though, with 18 more receptions and 193 more receiving yards than the more heralded Coates. "We’ve got a lot of confidence in our receivers," said head coach Gus Malzahn. Coates is a 6-foot-2, 201-pound target, who TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline said "play[ed] both strong and fast." Scouts will be looking to see how the junior plays with the more reliable Williams out of the lineup.
Source: ESPN.com
Nov 11 - 8:12 PM


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