Auburn has plenty of examples of those types of guys over the years with names like Jerraud Powers, Sen'Derrick Marks and Dontarrious Thomas on defense along with Tyronne Green, Darvin Adams and Steven Clark. All showed they had the ability to play and become impact players on the next level.
While these Auburn signees might not turn out to become first round selections or even make it to the NFL, they are worth keeping an eye on for the Tigers in 2015 and beyond.
Rated a three-star prospect as an offensive tackle, Bailey Sharp has all the tools to be a success for the Tigers down the road. Always aggressive in the run game, Sharp has really improved his pass blocking and much of that was done in the Under Armour Game against future teammate Byron Cowart.
Struggling early in the week against the five-star talent, Sharp showed during the game that he’s a quick learner because he was the only guy in the game to slow down Cowart. Already on campus and with a body that has changed dramatically since committing last April, I look for Sharp to be in the discussion at right tackle in the not too distant future.
Defensively the guy for me is three-star cornerback Jeremiah Dinson from Miami. Very similar to me of Walter McFadden when he began to gain some muscle at Auburn, Dinson has already started that process and went from 165 points to 176 in just a year’s time. That took him from little-known Kentucky commitment to a player that had offers from several big-time schools including Auburn and Florida.
Always with the skill set to be an impact player at the cornerback position, Dinson’s increased since and strength should allow him a chance to play early. With Auburn looking for true cover guys to play in Will Muschamp’s scheme for position Coach Travaris Robinson, Dinson has a chance to be on the field right away in 2015.
Jeremiah Dinson is an athletic defensive back that understands how to play the game