With the NFL draft looming, we take a look at the top five draft steals to have come out of Auburn football from beyond the fifth round.
We’re now five weeks away from the 2017 NFL draft, and it’s been established that Auburn defensive lineman Carl Lawson and Montravius Adams have an opportunity to be selected in the first round, and certainly within the first 75 picks.
But if the draft has shown us anything over the years, it’s that the teams that do the best in selecting players are the ones that find nuggets of gold in the later rounds.
The prime example of the New England Patriots drafting Tom Brady with the 199th overall pick in the sixth round in the 2000 draft. All he’s done is lead the team to six Super Bowls and four Super Bowl victories, including two of the last three.
With a handful of Auburn players — safety Rudy Ford, wide receiver Tony Stevens and offensive lineman Alex Kozan — likely to go in the latter rounds this year, let’s take a look at some of the biggest late-round “steals” from Auburn in NFL draft history.
We’ve narrowed the selections to players picked in the fifth round or later.