The Auburn football program had quite a few former players that were in the running to earn a spot on a professional roster after the 2023 NFL Draft, and many have been claimed by a team. The Tigers had five players whose names were called in the official draft, and five more who signed on with a team in the following days.
First, let’s look at the players who were drafted:
- Derick Hall – Edge
- The first Tiger whose name was called, Derick Hall was drafted in the second round as the 37th pick to the Seattle Seahawks.
- Tank Bigsby – Running Back
- Tank came off the board next and was selected in the third round as the 88th overall pick to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
- Colby Wooden – Defensive Lineman
- As the 116th pick in the fourth round of the draft, Colby Wooden was selected by the Green Bay Packers.
- Owen Pappoe – Linebacker
- A major leader for the Auburn football team, Owen Pappoe was selected in the fifth round as the 168th pick to the Arizona Cardinals.
- Anders Carlson – Kicker
- The last Tiger to be drafted, Anders Carlson was selected in the sixth round as the 207th pick and will join Colby Wooden in Green Bay.
Next, here are where five other Auburn football players signed:
- John Samuel Shenker – Tight End
- The Tigers’ record-breaking tight end is headed to Vegas to play with the Las Vegas Raiders.
- Shedrick Jackson – Wide Receiver
- After Jackson showed out during Auburn football’s Pro Day, it’s not a huge shock that a team wanted to take a chance on him. He signed with the Cincinnati Bengals.
- Eku Leota – Edge
- One of the most successful defensive players in 2022 before suffering a season-ending injury, Leota signed with the Carolina Panthers.
- Kilian Zierer – Offensive Lineman
- A starter on the Tigers’ o-line, Zierer inked a deal with the Houston Texans.
- Brandon Council – Offensive Lineman
- A multi-year OL starter, Council is the most recent player to sign a deal and will be heading to New York to play for the Jets.