It’s NFL Draft week, Auburn football fans.
As is tradition on the Plains, former Tigers will be hearing their names called (this year from April 28th-30th) and others (and their agents) will be contacted shortly after the draft to negotiate an undrafted free agent contract.
This season, the main attraction will be Roger McCreary. The DB is a potential first-round draft pick and was the sole representative at the Reese’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, the closest equivalent to a college All-Star game as there is.
That said, On3’s Cole Pinkston foresees at least one surprise Auburn football NFL Draft entry:
With a need for freakish athleticism in the trenches, T.D. Moultry and Brodarious Hamm seem likely to get looks from NFL franchises.
What about Demetris Robertson, though?
Former Auburn football WR Demetris Robertson’s best fit is the USFL
With the USFL playing all of their home games (for all eight teams) at Protective Stadium in Birmingham, players from Alabama and Auburn football should be in high demand in order to fill the stands. Attendance took a big dip after the thrilling home opener between the Birmingham Stallions and New Jersey Generals.
Robertson’s primary flaws, as Auburn Daily’s Ridge Lindsey pointed out, are his inconsistency catching passes and his inability to create separations on routes. That was against SEC defenses, which is a good indication of how he’d fare in the NFL.
While he has great speed on the outside, having been used in reverse packages on offense, Robertson peaked in his freshman year and transferred twice. He could end up in the NFL eventually, but a USFL contract is waiting for him in the interim.