10 best NFL Draft picks in Auburn football history

Auburn won't be producing any first-rounders in the 2024 NFL draft, but that doesn't mean a late-round sleeper won't turn into a great value in the NFL. Many of the best draft picks in Auburn history slipped well past Round 1.
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Karlos Dansby. . . 2004. Karlos Dansby, LB. Karlos Dansby, LB. player. Round: 2 Pick: 33. 8. 32

Dansby barely slipped into the second round after recording five interceptions across his final two seasons at Auburn. Then, he immediately became a difference-maker in the NFL, recording 61 tackles, five sacks, and an interception as a rookie. 

Dansby spent his first six seasons with the team that drafted him and twice had 100-tackle seasons along with 99 in 2007. However, his best season in Arizona came after he left for three years and returned in 2013 and was named second-team All-Pro with 122 tackles two of his sick career pick-sixes. 

Over his 14 years in the NFL, Dansby recorded 1,422 tackles 43.0 sacks, 20 interceptions, and 20 forced fumbles.