• #1 by jbcarol on 22 Feb 2016
  •  Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 9m9 minutes ago

    2017 NFL mock draft gives LSU seven first-round picks

    Quote’s 2017 mock draft gives LSU seven first-round selections.

    That includes the highest pick among the Tigers — running back Leonard Fournette —

    Also included in that list are safety Jamal Adams (No. 6) , cornerback Tre’Davious White (No. 10), wide receiver Malachi Dupre (No. 16), defensive end Lewis Neal (No. 18), center Ethan Pocic (No. 23) and defensive tackle Davon Godchaux (No. 32).
  • #2 by jbcarol on 22 Feb 2016

    The order of this 2017 NFL Mock Draft is loosely based on the new NFL Power Rankings.

    In addition to the LSU Seven,

    2. Myles Garrett, A&M

    4. Jalen Tabor, UF

    7. Derek Barnett, UT

    17. Greg Pyke, UG

    19. Charles Harris, MU

    20. Jonathan Allen, Bama

    22. Reeves-Maybin, UT

    25. Armani "Ronnie" Watts, A&M

    26. Jarrad Davis, UF

    29. Nick Chubb, UG
  • #3 by jbcarol on 28 Apr 2016
  • ESPN SEC ‏@ESPN_SEC 3h3 hours ago

    Who's next? The top 2017 NFL draft prospects from the SEC East

    Florida: CB Jalen Tabor
    If Tabor were eligible for this year’s NFL draft, he might get picked before his former teammate and fellow cornerback Vernon Hargreaves III.

    Georgia: RB Nick Chubb

    Kentucky: DE/LB Denzil Ware
    Ware might not be the first player who comes to mind – he had just one sack last year –

    Missouri: DE/LB Charles Harris
    It should come as no surprise to see another Missouri defensive lineman as a top draft prospect for 2017. Since 2009, the school has had five D-linemen taken in the first or second round

    South Carolina: LB Skai Moore
    Many believed Moore would leave early and hear his name called this weekend.

    Tennessee: DE Derek Barnett
    Like Tabor, Barnett’s name has been mentioned as a potential top-10 pick in next year’s draft.
  • #4 by jbcarol on 03 May 2016
  • sports ‏@aldotcomSports 13h13 hours ago

    Never too early to start thinking about it, who are #Alabama's top 2017 NFL draft prospects?

    DL Jonathan Allen
    OLB Ryan Anderson
    Dakota Ball
    ILB Reuben Foster
    TE OJ Howard
    S Eddie Jackson
    DL Dalvin Tomlinson
    OLB Tim Williams
  • #5 by jbcarol on 03 May 2016
  • Michael Carvell ‏@Carvell_AJC 1m1 minute ago

    Auburn’s top 2017 NFL Draft prospects

    Auburn’s top 2017 NFL Draft prospects

    DE Carl Lawson
    RB Jovon Robinson
    DT Montravius Adams
    RG Braden Smith
    LG Alex Kozan
    S  Tray Matthews
    PK Daniel Carlson
  • #6 by Dr. Starcs on 03 May 2016
  • Who are our top prospects, jb? And are they ranked anywhere?
  • #7 by jbcarol on 03 May 2016

    16. Deatrich Wise Jr, DE, Arkansas
    A late riser in 2015, Wise put on a show down the stretch, finishing with a +18.8 pass rush grade on only 258 rushes (10 sacks, 12 QB hits, 21 hurries). Wise is an athletic 6-foot-6, 272-pounder with the frame to grow into a classic 3-4 defensive end and interior disruptor at the next level.

    Bo Mattingly ‏@SportsTalkwBo  5h5 hours ago
    ESPN college football & NFL Draft analyst Kevin Weidl (@KwEspn): I think Deatrich Wise can be a first-round pick next year. There are a lot of good prospects again next year at Arkansas.
  • #8 by jbcarol on 04 May 2016
  •  Wes Rucker ‏@wesrucker247 May 2

    #Vols’ Joshua Dobbs makes @CBSSports' list of top 10 QBs to look at heading into 2017 draft:

    “No character issues here,” Dodd wrote. “As an aerospace engineering major, Dobbs is one heck of a quarterback — and if you have to be told — he is also a top-notch student. The Vols will be favored to win the SEC East. Dobbs is the biggest reason on a team with 16 other returning starters.

    “Coming off the worst completion percentage of his career (59.6), Dobbs' intangibles are more important than ever. He didn't pout when Tennessee started 2-3 and blew games against Oklahoma, Florida and Arkansas. Dobbs will have to show scouts he can throw downfield. Only 17 of his completions last year went for at least 25 yards.

    “His 671 rushing yards led all SEC quarterbacks.”

    Dodd added a caveat, though.

    “To clarify: This is not a list of the top 10 quarterbacks in college football,” Dodd wrote. This is a subjective list of the 10 quarterbacks we'll be talking about heading into the 2017 NFL Draft..."

    Ole Miss’ Chad Kelly [was] listed ahead of Dobbs on the list...
  • #9 by jbcarol on 04 May 2016

  • 2. Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

    3. Jamal Adams, S, LSU

    4. Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama

    7. Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn

    8. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

    10. Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

    11. Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida

    13. Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama

    15. O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

    19. Tim Williams, DE/LB, Alabama

    20. Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

    23. Eddie Jackson, S, Alabama

    25. Chad Kelly, QB, Ole Miss

    26. Charles Harris, DE, Missouri

    28. Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama

    30. Marquis Haynes, DE/LB, Ole Miss
  • #10 by jbcarol on 05 May 2016

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    McShay’s list has 17 SEC players (more than half of the 32 first-round picks).

    3. New York Giants: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

    4. Miami Dolphins: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

    5. Oakland Raiders: Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida

    6. Cleveland Browns: Tim Williams, OLB, Alabama

    7. Washington Redskins: Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama

    9. New York Jets: Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama

    10. Tennessee Titans: Malachi Dupre, WR, LSU

    12. Jacksonville Jaguars: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

    13. Indianapolis Colts: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

    14. Denver Broncos: Charles Harris, DE, Missouri

    16. Tennessee Titans: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

    17. New Orleans Saints: Jarrad Davis, OLB, Florida

    19. Detroit Lions: Reuben Foster, ILB, Alabama

    20. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

    28. Seattle Seahawks: Deatrich Wise Jr., DE, Arkansas

    29. Kansas City Chiefs: Marquis Haynes, DE, Mississippi

    30. Green Bay Packers: Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
  • #11 by jbcarol on 15 May 2016
  • sports ‏@aldotcomSports May 14

    Do you think #Alabama players enter the NFL with more 'wear and tear' than players from other teams?

    Nick Saban told a radio show Friday he "resents" the notion that his Crimson Tide players' pro careers are negatively affected by the "wear and tear" on their bodies while in Tuscaloosa.

    "I think that's really unfair," Saban told Brock and Salk on 710 ESPN Seattle. "We use a catapult system here, which is almost like a GPS system that measures wear and tear on players. We certainly keep a balance on what we do. We also keep a record of how our players progress through the season and how they finish the season based on the workload we have. Those players all improve their workload throughout the course of the season. We had the lowest injury rate of any team in our conference, which is the only way we can measure it. I think a lot of those things are not even true."
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  • #17 by jbcarol on 13 Jun 2016

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    Last season, 96 players submitted their names for early entry.

    Foregoing eligibility to enter the draft is a risk for most players. But for the cream of the crop, early entry is just a formality. Here are five SEC players who will have a chance to enter the 2017 NFL Draft early.

    OT Cam Robinson, Alabama

    RB Nick Chubb, Georgia

    DB Jamal Adams, LSU

    RB Leonard Fournette, LSU

    DE Myles Garrett, A&M
  • #18 by jbcarol on 15 Jun 2016


    1. Alabama at LSU, Nov. 5
  • #19 by jbcarol on 17 Jun 2016

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    NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah gave rave reviews on Allen. While he feels Allen lacks elite speed to make him a true edge-rusher at the next level, he more than makes up for it with his technique, versatility and hand movement.

    “He can survive at defensive end on run downs if needed, but I believe he’s ideally skilled to be a very disruptive defensive tackle at the next level,” Jeremiah said in his analysis. “There will be very little assembly required once he lands on an NFL team.”
  • #20 by jbcarol on 23 Jun 2016
  • #21 by jbcarol on 27 Jun 2016
  • Only 27 SEC players listed in Pro Football Focus’ Top 101 college players

    Only South Carolina, Kentucky and Mississippi State are without a player on the list

    Among the Top 25:
    2. Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M
    3. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU
    4. Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee
    12. Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia
    13. Charles Harris, DE, Missouri
    15. Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida
    17. Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn
    19. Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama
    22. Deatrich Wise, DE, Arkansas
  • #22 by jbcarol on 09 Jul 2016
  • #23 by jbcarol on 10 Jul 2016
  • It’s never too early to look forward to the 2017 draft.’s Daniel Jeremiah has begun the process already, writing scouting reports for some of next year’s top prospects.

    QB Chad Kelly, Ole Miss
    “Kelly has an unquenchable thirst for the big play. He loves to attack down the field and that leads to big plays as well as turnovers. I’d love to see him dial it back just a little bit and show more concern for the football.”

  • #24 by jbcarol on 02 Aug 2016

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    1) Deatrich Wise Jr., DE, Arkansas

        2015 stats: 13 games, 31 tackles, 10.5 tackles for loss, 8 sacks, 5 quarterback hurries, 3 forced fumbles
  • #25 by jbcarol on 06 Aug 2016
  • Chad Reuter of ranked the college football teams in terms of NFL talent

    Reuter writes. “Nick Saban gets enough big-time recruits to reload every year. The defense doesn’t have many returning starters, but [Jonathan] Allen and [Reuben] Foster are superstars leading the way for a bunch of future superstars. Offensively, the Tide has [Calvin] Ridley and [O.J.] Howard, and a boatload of running backs..."

    LSU though is not too far behind. The Tigers are No. 2 in Reuter’s list featuring a strong defensive front as usual. LSU Jamal Adams, Tre’Davious White and Kevin Tolliver catches his eyes. And some guy named Leonard Fournette is not too bad on the offense.

    LSU has tied for the most top-100 picks in the last decade.
  • #26 by jbcarol on 11 Aug 2016
  • Ross Dellenger ‏@RossDellenger 60m60 minutes ago

    Miles indicating that LaCouture has not decided whether to return next year (with a redshirt) or go to the NFL. #LSU

    Christian LaCouture ‏@lacouture91 Aug 9

    I would like to thank everyone who has offered their support during this time. I really appreciate it. I tore my ACL during practice.
  • #27 by jbcarol on 30 Aug 2016
  • ProFootballFocus finally released its first mock draft for 2017, and its Round 1 projection is comprised mostly of SEC talent

    2. Myles Garrett (Texas A&M)

    3. Derek Barnett (Tennessee)

    5. Jalen Tabor (UF)

    6. Charles Harris (MU)

    7. Leonard Fournette (LS)

    Alabama DT Jonathan Allen (No. 11); Arkansas DE Deatrich Wise (No. 14); Alabama DE Tim Williams (No. 19); Georgia RB Nick Chubb (No. 21); Auburn DE Carl Lawson (No. 24); Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey (No. 25) and Vanderbilt ILB Zach Cunningham (No. 31).
  • #28 by jbcarol on 30 Aug 2016
  •  Todd McShay ‏@McShay13 42m42 minutes ago

    Our preseason Top-32 NFL Prospects. LSU RB Fournette tops the list w/ DL McDowell, Garrett + Allen not far behind.
  • #29 by jbcarol on 01 Sep 2016
  • SEC has a ton of the top draft-eligible talent this season, according to ESPN’s Mel Kiper

    SEC players took 12 of the 25 spots on Kiper’s preseason Big Board for the 2017 NFL Draft.

    Alabama LB Tim Williams is the top prospect for the draft going into this season.

    A&M DE Myles Garrett, took the No. 2 spot, followed by LSU RB Leonard Fournette at No. 3. Kiper ranked LSU S Jamal Adams No. 5.

    8. Jonathan Allen, DE, Alabama

    10. Reuben Foster, ILB, Alabama

    12. Cam Robinson, OT, Alabama

    13. Charles Harris, DE, Missouri

    16. Teez Tabor, CB, Florida

    18. O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

    21. Carl Lawson, DE, Auburn

    24. Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama
  • #30 by jbcarol on 20 Sep 2016
  • Ben Garrett ‏@SpiritBen Sep 19

    [Hugh] Freeze said [TE] Evan Engram's production through three games is a testament to Engram making the right decision in returning to school over NFL.

    Freeze said he met with some NFL scouts this morning who said Engram coming back to school has put him in a good spot for the 2017 draft.

    Dane Brugler ‏@dpbrugler Sep 19

    #OleMiss WR/TE Evan Engram making most of his SR year #BigSlotWR

    vs. FSU: 9/121/1
    vs. ALA: 9/138/1
  • #31 by jbcarol on 22 Sep 2016

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    “In my opinion, he’s looked about the same this year as last,” analyst Chase Goodbread said. “I don’t know that his draft stock has been affected over the last three weeks.”

    Whether it’s dropping a 32-yard pass over Damore’ea Stringfellow’s shoulder right between the Alabama cornerback and safety or holding on to the ball too long and allowing a talented pass rusher to get a sack fumble that results in a defensive touchdown, Kelly’s shown both the qualities NFL scouts love and don’t like about his game in the early going
  • #32 by jbcarol on 28 Sep 2016
  • SI '17 Mock Draft

    Myles Garrett is No. 1

    3 Jonathan Allen DT, Alabama

    6 Jalen Tabor CB, Florida

    7 Jamal Adams S, LSU

    9 Leonard Fournette RB, LSU

    11 Tim Williams DE/OLB, Alabama

    13 Reuben Foster LB, Alabama

    15 Charles Harris DE/OLB, Missouri

    17 Derek Barnett DE, Tennessee

    20 Carl Lawson DE/OLB, Auburn

    21 Cam Robinson OT, Alabama

    23. Marlon Humphrey CB, Alabama

    24. O.J. Howard TE, Alabama

    25. Jarrad Davis LB, Florida
  • #33 by jbcarol on 28 Sep 2016
  • NFL draft evaluations for SEC quarterbacks

    6. Austin Allen of Arkansas, a junior

    For the season he ranks third in PFF grades, and has excelled on high-degree-of-difficulty throws. He has been under pressure on 40 percent of his dropbacks, the second-highest rate in the nation, and 63.3 percent of his passing yards have come in the air – the fifth-highest rate in the nation, and a sign that he isn’t just racking up stats with short throws that produce big gains after the catch.

    The only other SEC quarterback on the list is No. 9 Chad Kelly of Ole Miss, the senior and nephew of Buffalo icon Jim Kelly.

    The post said there’s a “lot of up and down to Kelly’s game,”
  • #34 by jbcarol on 07 Oct 2016
  • Rhiannon Potkey

    Mel Kiper says #Vols DE Derek Barnett could ascend into the top 15 on his NFL Draft board.
  • #35 by jbcarol on 16 Oct 2016

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    Alabama’s Reuben Foster is a good linebacker and he really hustles, as he showed again on Saturday against Tennessee. Inside linebackers aren’t valued in the NFL like they used to be. Foster might have been a top-10 pick 15 years ago. Now, he’s shaping up to be a pick in the middle or late part of Round 1.
  • #36 by jbcarol on 20 Oct 2016

  •     Myles Garrett, The Edge, Texas A&M

        Jonathan Allen, DT, Alabama

        Derek Barnett, Edge, Tennessee

        Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida

        Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

        Charles Harris, Edge, Missouri

        Tim Williams, Edge, Alabama

        Carl Lawson, Edge, Auburn

        Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama

        Nick Chubb, Georgia

        Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt

        Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

        Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

        Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida
  • #37 by jbcarol on 03 Nov 2016

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    ESPN analyst Todd McShay:  “It’s the same deal — seven out of the top 10 were from the SEC, three of those seven were from Alabama. Basically, the defensive front guys: (lineman) Jonathan Allen, (linebacker) Reuben Foster and (linebacker) Tim Williams.

    “So just like last year, it’s a heavy defensive draft, heavy SEC draft, and Alabama is going to be very much a part of it.”

    McShay said Georgia running back Nick Chubb, who has 606 yards and 5 touchdowns this fall after racking up 222 yards and two scores in a season-opening victory over North Carolina on Sept. 3, will be puzzling for evaluators if the junior makes himself available for the NFL Draft...

    “The Florida guys have played well,” McShay said. “(Jarrad) Davis is nicked up right now at linebacker, but he’s a really good player. Their secondary, they’ve got (Marcus) Maye at the safety position. If he continues to play well in big games, then people will start realizing how good he is. We’ve got him in the top 32 overall. I know it surprised some people. I think he’s an underrated talent with some versatility.”
  • #38 by jbcarol on 07 Nov 2016
  • Bad NFL Draft crop of quarterbacks gets worse with Chad Kelly's torn ACL

    Mississippi Rebels and QB-needy teams in the NFL alike were dealt a blow Sunday night with the announcement that senior signal-caller Chad Kelly had torn multiple knee ligaments in the team's 37-27 win Saturday over Georgia Southern.

    The injuries, torn ACL and lateral meniscus, will require season-ending surgery and could leave Kelly unable to throw for scouts prior to the 2017 NFL Draft on April 27-29.

    The loss of Kelly is a tough blow to an already shallow quarterback crop.

    The 6-foot-2, 224-pound Kelly entered Saturday's game as's top-rated senior. He was the only senior quarterback, in fact, among our top-100 prospects.
  • #39 by jbcarol on 11 Nov 2016
  •  James Crepea ‏@JamesCrepea 15h15 hours ago

    Mel Kiper Jr. ranks 6 Auburn players among top 10 at their positions in 2017 NFL Draft

    Kiper Jr. ranks Pettway seventh among draft-eligible running backs, with his top eight all being underclassmen.

    In Kiper's rankings, Pettway is behind LSU's Leonard Fournette (No. 1 RB) and Georgia's Nick Chubb (No. 6 RB).

    Auburn players ranked by Kiper among the top 10 at their respective positions are right guard Braden Smith (No. 3 OG), defensive end Carl Lawson (No. 6 DE), defensive tackle Montravius Adams (No. 8 DT), defensive back Rudy Ford (No. 9 S) and kicker Daniel Carlson (No. 1 K/P).

    Analytics website Pro Football Focus ranks Lawson No. 12 overall and third among pass rushers
  • #40 by jbcarol on 11 Nov 2016
  •  Blake Toppmeyer ‏@btoppmeyer 17h17 hours ago

    Blake Toppmeyer Retweeted Steve Palazzolo

    Charles Harris checks in at No. 17

    1. Myles Garrett, Edge, Texas A&M

    2. Jonathan Allen, DT, Alabama

    3. Derek Barnett, Edge, Tennessee

    7. Jalen Tabor, CB, Florida

    9. Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

    12. Carl Lawson, Edge, Auburn

    14. Tim Williams, Edge, Alabama

    16. Reuben Foster, LB, Alabama

    17. Charles Harris, Edge, Missouri

    21. Zach Cunningham, LB, Vanderbilt

    22. Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

    28. Jamal Adams, S, LSU

    29. Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

    31. Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

    Dropping out:

    Nick Chubb, RB, Georgia

    Watch list:

    Solomon Thomas, DI, Stanford

    Ryan Anderson, Edge, Alabama

    Deatrich Wise, Edge, Arkansas
  • #41 by jbcarol on 18 Nov 2016
  • Wes Rucker

    People upset at #Vols juniors leaving early for the draft shouldn’t be. For recruiting purposes, Tennessee needs to restock its NFL pool.
  • #42 by jbcarol on 29 Nov 2016

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    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Is Tennessee’s Josh Dobbs an NFL quarterback?

    An NFL scouting source told that NFL teams are reconsidering their stance on Dobbs’ ability under center after his November surge.

    Some had begun to write off Dobbs after a shaky start to the season under center.

    The Vols QB has completed 82.6 percent of his passes over the past four games, compiling 969 yards, 11 TDs, 1 INT through the air while rushing for four TDs and 393 yards on 38 carries.

    Dobbs leads the SEC this season with 26 passing touchdowns, a 152.6 passer efficiency rating and 36 total touchdowns.
  • #43 by jbcarol on 30 Nov 2016
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  • Dave Matter Verified account

    Missouri defensive end Charles Harris holding a press conference tomorrow to discuss his future plans regarding the NFL draft

    Any minute now
  • #45 by jbcarol on 01 Dec 2016
  • Michael Carvell ‏@Michael_Carvell 14s14 seconds ago

    Missouri Football: Tigers DE Charles Harris to enter 2017 NFL Draft

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  • Michael Carvell

    LSU star RB Leonard Fournette declares for NFL Draft

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  • #49 by jbcarol on 09 Dec 2016

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    Mel Kiper Jr. believes Pettway, a third-year sophomore, could be a mid-round pick in April's NFL Draft.

    "He had that injury late in the year but he was unbelievable up until that point," Kiper said during a conference call Thursday. "He just runs over people and he's got some quickness. He's right now, would be in that top 12 running backs. If he was completely healthy all year maybe would have been in that 6-8 range.

    "He could have been in the second-third-round discussion had he finished out strong."

    Pettway missed the games against Georgia and Alabama A&M due to a quad injury suffered late against Vanderbilt but returned to action in the Iron Bowl. He is expected to be in better condition for the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma.

    Last month, Kiper ranked Pettway seventh among draft-eligible running backs. Kiper's top eight at the position were all underclassmen who would have to forgo at least one year of college eligibility to enter the draft.
  • #50 by jbcarol on 09 Dec 2016

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    Jeremy Johnson's last start at Auburn is likely behind him.

    With Sean White expected to be "close to 100 percent" for the Sugar Bowl against Oklahoma on Jan. 2, the third-year sophomore should be in line to regain his role as Auburn's starting quarterback for the bowl game. For Johnson, who started the final two games of the regular season in place of an injured White, that means his rocky career as an Auburn quarterback has all but officially ended.

    "(It's) just a learning experience," Johnson said of his career late last month. "It's life. I don't really feel no type of way, really, to be honest. It just is what it is."

    In four years at Auburn, Johnson has appeared in 29 games for the Tigers, including 11 starts at quarterback while accumulating a 7-4 record. The 6-foot-5, 234-pounder has completed 174-of-273 passes for 2,131 yards, 20 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

    Johnson still has an opportunity to make some noise at Auburn's Pro Day in the spring, as well as potential chances to conduct individual workouts for NFL teams -- even if he doesn't receive a coveted invite to the NFL Combine.

    Although his Auburn career did not shake out as planned, Johnson...