It’s draft night and a couple of Auburn football players are hoping to become the next first round selection.
The mock drafts vary, but Carl Lawson and Montravius Adams are projected anywhere from the 2017 NFL Draft first round Thursday night or Rounds 2 or 3 on Friday.
Three Auburn players were selected in last year’s draft and five more in 2015, but you have to go back to 2014 to find the last Tiger taken in the first round. Offensive lineman Greg Robinson (Rams) was taken No. 2 overall and defensive end Dee Ford (Chiefs) was 23rd.
Here’s what you need to know about Auburn and the NFL draft:
How many Auburn players will be taken in the 2017 NFL Draft?
Two players are guarantees: Lawson and Adams. Beyond that, defensive back Rudy Ford is the next best bet. Several other Auburn players will hope to hear their name, including offensive guard Alex Kozan, defensive back Josh Holsey, receiver Tony Stevens and offensive lineman Robert Leff. But it’s most likely that group will become undrafted free agents.
When is the 2017 NFL Draft?
The 2017 NFL Draft will be held over three days. Round 1 is Thursday at 8 p.m. ET in Philadelphia. Round 2 and Round 3 is Friday at 7 p.m. ET and the remaining four rounds will be held Saturday beginning at 12 p.m. ET.
Where can I watch the 2017 NFL Draft?
ESPN, ESPN2 and NFL Network will televise all three days of the draft live.
How many Auburn players have been taken in the first round?
Since the first draft in 1937, 30 Auburn players have heard their name called in the first round.
|2014||OL Greg Robinson||St. Louis||2|
|2014||DE Dee Ford||Kansas City||23|
|2011||QB Cam Newton||Carolina||1|
|2011||DT Nick Fairley||Detroit||13|
|2007||OL Ben Grubbs||Baltimore||29|
|2005||RB Ronnie Brown||Miami||2|
|2005||RB Cadillac Williams||Tampa Bay||5|
|2005||CB Carlos Rogers||Washington||9|
|2005||QB Jason Campbell||Washington||25|
|2002||OL Kendall Simmons||Pittsburgh||30|
|1998||LB Takeo Spikes||Cincinnati||13|
|1998||OT Victor Riley||Kansas City||27|
|1996||OT Willie Anderson||Cincinnati||10|
|1994||OT Wayne Gandy||L.A. Rams||15|
|1988||LB Aundray Bruce||Atlanta||1|
|1987||RB Brent Fullwood||Green Bay||4|
|1986||RB Bo Jackson||Tampa Bay||1|
|1986||DE Gerald Robinson||Minnesota||14|
|1984||WR Chris Woods*||L.A. Raiders||28|
|1981||RB James Brooks||San Diego||24|
|1978||TE Reese McCall||Baltimore Colts||25|
|1972||WR Terry Beasley||San Francisco||19|
|1968||C Forrest Blue||San Franscisco||15|
|1965||RB Tucker Frederickson||NY Giants||1|
|1961||OT Ken Rice||St. Louis Cardinals||8|
|1959||LB Jackie Burkett||Baltimore Colts||12|
|1958||E Red Phillips||L.A. Rams||5|
|1956||HB Joe Childress||Chicago Cardinals||7|
|1955||E Dave Middleton||Detroit||12|
|1950||QB Travis Tidwell||NY Giants||7|
* Supplemental pick
How many Auburn players have been taken with the No. 1 draft pick?
Four Tigers have been the No. 1 NFL draft pick. The New York Giants took RB Tucker Frederickson first overall in the 1965 draft. In 1986, Tampa Bay took Bo Jackson, followed by LB Aundray Bruce was taken No. 1 in 1988 by Atlanta. QB Cam Newton, who won the Heisman Trophy and led Auburn to its last national championship, was the fourth Tiger selected first overall in 2011 by Carolina.
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