Redshirt sophomore Darrell Roseman is making the move from the defensive front to offensive guard.
The 6-4, 284-pounder from Dunedin, Fla., High has been injured and unable to play the past two falls due to leg problems. He has had metal rods inserted in both legs and has been able to return to practice this preseason. He participated in Saturday's scrimmage.
Roseman has the potential to bolster the depth at guard where the Tigers are short a player with 2007 starter Chaz Ramsey sidelined with a back problem. Ramsey missed all of spring training and has not been able to practice this preseason and is a possibility for a redshirt year.
Roseman came to Auburn as a defensive end before moving inside to tackle. He was a three-year starter at Dunedin High who was also a standout in basketball.
Roseman is shown in a preseason drill from earlier this month.
Both of Auburn's current first team guards, senior Tyronne Green and redshirt sophomore Byron Isom, played defensively at Auburn before moving to offense. Two recent Tiger guards who are now in the NFL, Ben Grubbs and Tim Duckworth, made successful defense to offense moves.
The Tigers have Monday off with the start of fall semester classes, their first day away from football since beginning preseason drills. The team opens the season at home on August 30th at 6 p.m. vs. Louisiana-Monroe.