Depth Chart Move, Position Change:

The link has a report on Sunday night's Auburn football practice.

Auburn, Ala.--Offensive line coach Hugh Nall has not been shy about changing the depth chart at right tackle this year.

On Sunday an older face was running with the ones, redshirt junior Antwoin Daniels, the player who began spring training number one at the position where 2006 senior Jonathan Palmer started last year.

At Saturday's major scrimmage, Nall wasn't pleased with most of what he saw, but Daniels was an exception playing as a backup to true freshman Lee Ziemba.

"The biggest thing about Antwoin is his run blocking," Nall says. "He will come off the ball. He is one of the best run blockers we have got. We need more consistency in his pass protection and I saw it Saturday, for the most part, but once again he has got to be more consistent."

Nall notes that Daniels graded better than Ziemba and that senior King Dunlap was the other tackle who graded well in the scrimmage.

Antwoin Daniels is Auburn's most experienced right tackle.

Looking at the big picture of a scrimmage in which the defense outplayed the offense, Nall says the video he watched was not a good one for the OL group as a whole.

"It was just what I thought," he says. "We were not nearly as good as I wanted to be. I thought we were really dead. We were lot better tonight. We were a lot better two or three days ago, but we were just dead yesterday (Saturday), but we have been pushing them pretty hard.

"There were some good things, but then again not nearly enough," Nall adds. "I just thought our leg drive, our movement, our pass pro was not there. I saw it back tonight. There were some good things tonight. The more they get their legs under them, the better they will be."

Also at Sunday night's practice, freshman Chaz Ramsey, who has been playing left guard, got a look on the right side.

"He is coming along good," Nall says. "We moved him over to right guard today to give me a little more depth there. He has been playing on the left to give him some experience there. He has played that before that in high school. What you worry about is a kid not ever being in a right-handed stance, but he has been in a right-handed stance. I think as smart as he is, he will pick it up."

The Tigers will return to the practice field for one workout on Monday. It is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. at the intramural fields.


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