Can Auburn's wide receivers take the next big step under Bryan Harsin?
Anthony Schwartz and Seth Williams made some draft history for the Tigers. Their replacements will want to make that more commonplace.
WR Kobe Hudson (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
This past weekend was a rather low-key NFL Draft weekend for Auburn, at least by its more recent standards and the ones across the SEC at large.
But hidden inside the Day 2 and Day 3 developments was a little bit of history for the Tigers at a position that has attracted a significant amount of chatter for quite some time.
When Anthony Schwartz was drafted in the third round by the Cleveland Browns on Friday night, he became only the second Auburn wide receiver — joining Sammie Coates in 2015 — to get selected in the top 100 picks in nearly 20 years.
A day later, when Seth Williams came off the board to the Denver Broncos in the sixth round, the two became the first pair of Auburn wide receivers to be selected in a single NFL Draft since Devin Aromashadou and Ben Obomanu were both taken in the seventh round back in 2006.
It was only the fourth time it’s even happened for Auburn, and the 2006 and the 2021 combos were the only ones in the moder…