Coming off the best season in their history Auburn struggled after losing 28 upperclassmen to graduation and the Draft. The Tigers are young and talented but have lost both coordinators and their best player running back Mike Dyer since the season ended. Auburn does have two talented juniors that could be playing their final games for the Tigers. Receiver Emory Blake and tight end Phillip Lutzenkerchen are both considering their options. Blake will be covered by Chase Minnefield the excellent cornerback for Virginia. Mike London’s team has impressed this season and looks to be ready to leave the cellar of the ACC. Auburn will be looking to establish some momentum heading into next year.

Auburn

Rnd Name Pos # Yr Comments
4th Brandon Mosley T 75 4Sr Strong, small area right side blocker with limited upside.
7th Neiko Thorpe CB 15 4Sr Competitive and physical cornerback that does not stand out in any single area. Potential dime back at the next level that must make his mark on special teams.
FA A.J. Greene T 77 5Sr Highly rated prospect with nice size and growth potential. Started three games last season before suffering a season ending injury. Limited playing time on the college field.
FA Mike McNeil S 26 5Sr Quick, explosive safety that flashes on the scene and plays with a good degree of suddenness. Tough against the run. Arrested for burglary earlier this year and since dismissed from the Auburn football program.

Virginia

Rnd Name Pos # Yr Comments
2nd Chase Minnifield CB 13 5Sr Shutdown cornerback that plays with great quickness, explosion and athleticism. Opportunistic and constantly making positive plays on the ball.
2-3 Oday Aboushi T 72 3Jr Terrific pass blocking left tackle that comes with an upside. Plays with good mechanics, mentally aware and offers a lot of skill.
3rd Cameron Johnson DE 56 4Sr Hard-working college defensive end that shows no single outstanding physical trait in his game.
4th Matt Conrath DT 94 5Sr Tall, hard-working lineman that offers potential as a physically matures and fills out his frame.
7th Kris Burd WR 18 5Sr
FA Aaron Taliaferro ILB 52 5Sr Two down defender best against the run yet struggles making plays outside the box or against the pass.
FA Colter Phillips TE 89 4Jr Solid tight end prospect that catches the ball well and gives effort blocking. Potential third-tight end at the next level.
FA Rodney McLeod S 4 4Sr Hard-working safety really best facing the action or defending the run. Marginal ball skills and struggles in man coverage situations.
FA Austin Pasztor G 63 4Sr Strong, small area blocker that really does not play with good leverage or block with his legs.
FA Anthony Mihota C 68 5Sr Explosive, slug it out lineman that easily handles one-on-one blocking assignments in the middle of field. Best in a small area.
FA Corey Mosely S 7 5Sr Explosive safety that plays with terrific speed and suddenness. Displays better than average cover skills and makes a lot of positive plays on the ball. Needs to finish off his game and stay on the field but comes with and upside.
FA Landon Bradley T 67 5Sr Quick, hard-working senior tackle that’s been used mostly in a reserve role. Has the size and skill to backup at the next level.