After Auburn spring football, here are five position choices to watch

After Auburn spring football, here are five position choices to watch ...

After Saturday's A-Day match at Jordan-Hare, Spring football at Auburn kicked off. We created a story about five position conflicts to watch in spring football.

Auburn's transition into fall camp is a great time to get back to basics.

Let's start off with the most powerful position on the field, starting quarterback for the Tigers.

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TJ Finley has always taken the first-team reps during media viewing periods and the first half of the spring game. However, Robby Ashford won the offensive MVP. The Oregon team played most of the second half before freshman Holden Geriner got the last drive.

If the season starts today, Finley will be the starter. However, its important to remember that Zac Calzada, who works for Texas A&M, is recovering from an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. Calzada may end the season, depending on how well he is once again.

Life is all about competition. When you think about it, life is competing for employment, so bringing those guys in only forms that fire in me to get better, which I need, especially after a season like last year, Finley said. We all support each other, and we know we are competing for one job, and can the best man win.

Ashford's spring performance was a source of confidence and might be an intriguing approach. Coach Bryan Harsin isn't in a rush to choose.

"The next step will be that once that scrimmage occurs in a fall camp, we'll need to make a decision," Harsin said. Here are our top two guys who will work with the No. 1 offense. Then make a final decision before we play, a few weeks out or whatever before we play the first game.

Wide receiver

Shedrick Jackson, Ze'Vian Capers, Tar'Varish Dawson, and true freshman Jay Fair each made fantastic catches during spring. It's not surprising that introducing Kobe Hudson, Demetris Robertson, Elijah Canion, and Caylin Newton will be difficult. It's a great idea for guys to move up. There's plenty of room for a wideout or two to be credible quarterbacks.

Offensive line

When Nick Brahms, left tackle Austin Troxell, right guard Brandon Council, and Kam Stutts missed significant time during spring recovering from injuries. Brandon Coffey, Kilian Ziererer, Jailil Irwin, and Avery Jernigan all came out with extra reps during the absence of Brahms, Troxell, Council, and Jones. Do the Tigers have sufficient on the offensive line to win games by running the ball? Time will tell. If the Tigers use some of


Derick Hall and Eku Leota might be one of the best players in Edge in the conference. Hall and Leota have excellent goals for the season.

We want stats, but we want to win games as a team at the end of the day, Leota said. Whatever that is, we just have to do our defense skills. Everyone is required to play disciplined, sound football. I know we want to make sacks, but at the end of the day, we also want to win games.

Dylan Brooks has evolved over the spring and is looking to have more playing time. Will Auburn get an Edge rusher on the portal?


Nehemiah Pritchett and Jaylin Simpson have the most experience. Ro Torrence entered the portal created room for Oregon transfer DJ James, JUCO transfer Keionte Scott, and early-enrollee JD Rhym in practice. Auburn has to replicate the production from Roger McCreary. We'll see if there's someone in the room who can fill the vide.

Auburn is covered by Nubyjas Wilborn for the Alabama Media Group.

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