Five Auburn Tigers Breakout Players for 2014

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Sep 14, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers wide receiver Trovon Reed (1) tries to outrun Mississippi State Bulldogs defensive back Taveze Calhoun (23) at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

5. #25 Trovon Reed, 6-foot-0, 188 pounds, Senior Cornerback

Fifth year senior Trovon Reed missed some practice time early in fall camp, and is currently listed as a second stringer on the depth chart behind Jonathon Mincy, Joshua Holsey and Jonathan Jones. However, Reed has the talent to make a big impact this season.

The Thibodaux, Louisiana native was a five-star recruit when he chose Auburn in 2010. Listed as the 39th best player in the country by ESPN coming out of high school, Reed was considered by multiple recruiting outlets as a top-five player nationally at both wide receiver and defensive back.

He has spent the bulk of his career on offense for the Tigers, but after last season has made the switch to corner. He seems pretty self-assured about the position change.

“People who have forgotten about Trovon are going to hear my name,” Reed told Phillip Marshall this spring. “I’m going to be back. I really and truly in my heart think I’m going to win the Thorpe Award. I think I have an advantage, having been a receiver. I know what they want to do. I’m not getting a cocky kid. It’s straight confidence. I want 10 interceptions and I want that Thorpe Award.”

Reed will have to establish himself in the Auburn secondary before he can win a national award, and while he isn’t a starter yet, he may be before long.