The spring shuffle that will make Auburn a better defense in the fall
The Tigers' secondary already has a ton of potential under Derek Mason. A recent set of moves has raised the ceiling even higher.
DB Nehemiah Pritchett (Todd Van Emst/Auburn Athletics)
When former West Virginia cornerback Dreshun Miller announced last month that he would transfer to Auburn, a question immediately popped into the minds of quite a few people who follow the Tigers.
How are they gonna get all those defensive backs on the field?
For a secondary that lost star safety Jamien Sherwood, stable starter Christian Tutt and versatile veteran Jordyn Peters over the offseason, Auburn still had a massive room for new defensive coordinator Derek Mason and cornerbacks coach Zac Etheridge to inherit.
Roger McCreary turned down early entrance to the NFL for another season as Auburn’s top cornerback. Nehemiah Pritchett is coming off a standout sophomore season. Miller’s impending arrival will give the Tigers three of the top 20 returning cornerbacks in college football.
Smoke Monday, another senior returner, is locked in at safety. Ladarius Tennison, Jaylin Simpson, Marco Domio and Zion Puckett all had more than 100 sna…
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