Five Auburn Players Selected in NFL Draft
Auburn did very well in the NFL Draft over the weekend, with five former Tigers being selected to NFL teams followed by another five signing UDFA deals with teams. The highest Auburn pick was Derrick Hall, who was selected early in the second round with the 37th overall pick by the Seattle Seahawks.
Running back Tank Bigsby was the second pick for Auburn, going in the third round and 88th overall to the Jacksonville Jaguars where he will form a fantastic duo with former Clemson Tiger Travis Etienne. On day three, Auburn had three players selected. In the fourth round, the Packers selected defensive end Colby Wooden with the 116th pick.
Versatile linebacker Owen Pappoe went 168th to the Arizona Cardinals in what could certainly end up being a high value pick based on some of the athleticism Pappoe has shown on tape. The Packers double dipped on Auburn players and selected Tigers kicker Anders Carlson with the 207th pick late in the draft. Carlson, who is the brother of Raiders star kicker Daniel Carlson, had an up and down career on The Plains but the Packers were obviously intrigued enough to give him a shot.
Auburn’s UDFA deals went as follows:
TE John Samuel Shenker: Las Vegas Raiders
EDGE Eku Leota: Carolina Panthers
WR Shedrick Jackson: Cincinnati Bengals
OL Killian Zierer: Houston Texans
OL Brandon Council: New York Jets