Auburn 2008 Post-Spring Defensive Depth Chart

This is our take at Inside The Auburn Tigers of what we feel like the defensive depth chart looks like coming out of spring practice.

Auburn, Ala.--The following is a look at what our take was on the Auburn defense coming out of spring practice. Injured players are listed at the bottom of each position.

Linebacker Tray Blackmon had his best spring since arriving at Auburn.

Strongside End

Michael Goggans (sophomore)

A.J. Greene (freshman)

Raven Gray (junior, injured)

Weakside End

Antoine Carter (sophomore) or

Antonio Coleman (junior, injured)


Sen'Derrick Marks (junior)

Zach Clayton (sophomore)

Defensive Tackle

Mike Blanc (sophomore)

Jake Ricks (junior, injured)

Strongside Linebacker

Craig Stevens (sophomore)

Courtney Harden (senior)

Bo Harris (sophomore, injured)

Craig Stevens (46) is shown in spring drills.

Middle Linebacker

Tray Blackmon (junior)

Josh Bynes (sophomore)

Adam Herring (freshman)

Weakside Linebacker

Merrill Johnson (senior) or

Chris Evans (senior)

Wade Christopher (sophomore)


Jerraud Powers (junior)

Ryan Williams (sophomore)


Aairon Savage (junior) or

Walter McFadden (junior)

Strong Safety

Michael McNeil (sophomore)

Jonathan Vickers (senior)

Free Safety

Zac Etheridge (sophomore)

Michael Slade (freshman)


After starting last season at punter, Ryan Shoemaker returns as a redshirt sophomore for the Tigers.

Ryan Shoemaker (sophomore)

Patrick Tatum (sophomore)

Clinton Durst (freshman)

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