True freshman linebacker Lemarcus Rowell will be going through his first two-a-days after being wrongfully ruled ineligible by the NCAA last fall coming out of Opelika High School. The 6-3 Rowell is now listed as the backup to starter Mark Brown at middle linebacker.
Junior linebacker Karlos Dansby (left) returns in a new position this fall for the Tigers. After leading the team with five interceptions last year from his whip position, Dansby moves to the strongside linebacker position for 2002. Here he's shown with starting middle linebacker Mark Brown in a summer workout.
Silas Daniels is expected to be one of the top deep threats on the Auburn team this fall. With outstanding speed he could give the Tigers the playmaker they've been searching for at wide receiver since the start of spring drills. Daniels says he's completely healthy after having surgery on his hand last winter and wearing a cast during spring football.
Junior strong safety Roshard Gilyard will be counted on heavily this fall because of his ability to play both safety spots. One of the more physical Tigers, he can make receivers wary of crossing the middle in his presence.
Redshirt freshman cornerback Dee Durham has gotten bigger and stronger since arriving on the Auburn campus last year. He should challenge for playing time behind starter Carlos Rogers this fall.