Four Tigers Taken in NFL Draft

Three Tigers were selected on the second day of the NFL Draft.

Auburn, Ala.--After having five Tigers selected in the 2005 NFL Draft, including four first rounders, the number of Auburn players selected by NFL teams dropped to four this year.

Senior wide receiver Devin Aromashodu was taken by the Miami Dolphins as the 233rd player in the draft.

Later in the seventh round, junior defensive end Stanley McClover was taken by the Carolina Panthers as the 237th player selected in the draft in which 255 players are chosen.

Also in the seventh round, 12 picks after McClover, senior wide receiver Ben Obomanu was picked by the Seattle Seahawks.

Aromashodu caught 26 passes for 494 yards and four touchdowns for the 9-3 Tigers last season. He also returned 20 kickoffs for an average of 24.2 yard per return. For his career the receiver from Miami Springs, Fla., caught 71 passes for 1,333 yards and nine touchdowns.

He is 11th in AU history in receiving yardage and his average of 18.8 yards per reception is fifth in Auburn history.

Devin Aromashodu started 23 games for the Tigers.

McClover was a part-time starter this past season as a junior. He finished the season with 32 total tackles with eight quarterback sacks and 13.5 tackles behind the line of scrimmage.

McClover was academically ineligible as a true freshman in 2003. He started two games in his first season of college action in 2004 and totaled 35 tackles with 7.5 sacks and 10 tackles for losses.

McClover was a key pass rusher for the Auburn defense the past two seasons.

Obomanu was the 249th pick and AU's third seventh round selection. The senior from Selma was a major contributor for four seasons.

As a senior, Obomanu caught 33 passes for 357 yards and five scores. He also ran the ball seven times for 147 yards and two touchdowns.

Obomanu makes a catch vs. Ole Miss.

For his career the receiver finished with 97 catches for 1,313 yards and 18 receiving touchdowns, the second most TDs in Tiger history by a receiver. He is 13th in career receiving yards.

On Saturday, senior offensive tackle Marcus McNeill was the first Tiger selected. He was chosen by the San Diego Chargers as the 50th overall selection in the draft.

Auburn is expected to have several undrafted seniors sign free agent contracts. Possibilities include players such as noseguard Tommy Jackson, receiver/tight end Anthony Mix, receiver Ben Obomanu, fullback Jake Slaughter, offensive lineman Troy Reddick, tight end Cooper Wallace, linebacker Travis Williams, linebacker Antarrious Williams and defensive back Kevin Hobbs.

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