Scouting the SEC - Auburn

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

The Tigers heads towards the season and the 2019 draft with underclassmen at the top of board.

Derrick Brown is an absolutely devastating defensive line prospect and a playmaker up front with first-round potential. The junior fires off the snap with a terrific first step, moves well in every direction of the field and shows good athleticism. He plays with excellent fundamentals and, despite his size advantage over the competition, Brown plays hard and gives effort.

He’s a three-down defender I expect to go high in the draft once he makes himself eligible.

I’m a big fan of quarterback Jarrett Stidham, and though I presently grade him as a second-round pick, a good campaign in 2018 could push him to the top of the quarterback rankings and into the top half of Round 1.

Stidham is a nice-sized signal caller with a next-level arm and a good head on his shoulders. He’s relatively accurate, makes good decisions and moves the offense down the field. Though he’s not a super mobile quarterback, Stidham does enough to elude defenders and has the ability to accurately throw on the move.

I’ve had cornerback Javaris Davis graded as a third-round prospect the past two years. He has the size and toughness to play at the next level, although Davis must do a better job making plays with his back to the ball.

NFL Prospects from Auburn

Grade

Rnd

Full Name

Pos

Number

Yr

4.03

1st

Derrick Brown

DT

5

3Jr

3.88

2nd

Jarrett Stidham

QB

8

4Jr

3.65

3rd

Javaris Davis

CB

13

4Jr

3.62

3rd

Darius Slayton

WR

81

4Jr

3.42

5th

Nate Craig-Myers

WR

3

3Jr

3.41

5th

Darrell Williams

ILB

49

4Sr

3.37

6th

Dontavius Russell

DT

95

5Sr

3.35

6th

Marlon Davidson

DE

3

3Jr

3.35

6th

Jamel Dean

CB

12

4Jr

3.28

7th

Deshaun Davis

ILB

57

5Sr

3.10

FA

Andrew Williams

DT

79

5Sr

3.07

FA

William Hastings

WR

33

4Sr

3.05

FA

Ryan Davis

WR

23

4Sr

3.05

FA

Chandler Cox

FB

27

4Sr

3.02

FA

Montavious Atkinson

OLB

48

4Sr