Colby Wooden is truly one of the best all-around defensive linemen in college football
Whether it's rushing the passer or stopping the run, Auburn's star sophomore is putting up *elite* numbers for his position in 2021.
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About a month ago, Colby Wooden let out a big sigh.
Auburn was a few days removed from its Week 3 loss at Penn State. Wooden didn’t record a sack in the game, which was something that clearly bothered him. A question was posed to Wooden: What did you learn from that game, and what are you going to take away from it moving forward?
Then came the sigh — a noise that echoed his inner exasperation, motivation and maybe even a little bit of frustration.
“I've just got to go harder,” Wooden said. “I was there. I was there on the quarterback several times, I was in the backfield several times. I just feel like I did my job, but I feel like I can make more plays and affect things more.
“So, yeah. Just take on double teams or whatever it is — I feel like I should just dominate more, pretty much.”
In the weeks since that answer, Wooden has backed up those words.
Through the first three games of the season, the star sophomore defensive lineman had just seven tackles an…