Now a captain, Chandler Wooten is picking up right where he left off for Auburn — and then some

Without the veteran in 2020, Auburn's LBs logged heavy snap counts. But he's back for 2021, bringing leadership and versatility to the heart of the defense.

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Owen Pappoe noticed it early in camp.

He watched Chandler Wooten come down with an interception in practice. A few days later, he almost had another. Pappoe saw his older teammate move all over the place in new defensive coordinator Derek Mason’s scheme — blitzing, flying downhill to stop the run, dropping back in coverage.

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