Where all 34 Auburn defensive scholarship players (for now) stand after spring practices

With familiar faces in somewhat new places and a growing list of potential breakout candidates, the Tigers' defense is in a great spot right now.

(All photos from Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)

It’s easy to see why Derek Mason is so fired up about the amount of talent he’s inherited as Auburn’s new defensive coordinator.

Five of the Tigers’ seven top tacklers are back from a season ago. Each of the top six in tackles for loss and the top four in sacks have returned. There is legitimate NFL Draft t…

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