NFL Draft Buzz: CB David Irons

During a recent phone conversation with's Ed Thompson, Auburn cornerback David Irons provided the inside scoop on his upcoming visits and which teams have been showing interest in him so far. Get the details inside...

If you ever have the chance to talk to Auburn cornerback David Irons, it's a fun experience you aren't likely to forget.

His mind moves very quickly. And his rapid-fire delivery of those thoughts leaves you deliriously exhausted as he slips one-liners in faster than you can slip on a banana peel. There's little doubt that coaches and scouts that have met him have walked away realizing that he's an enthusiastic player who's going to bring tremendous energy to the field and a really positive, fun attitude into the locker room.

Oh ... and he's a pretty darn fine football player who's expected to be a Day One pick in this year's draft.

David Irons at the Combine in Indianapolis (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
During a recent phone conversation, the 5-foot-10, 190-pound cornerback told me that he's already got visits set up with the Buccaneers and the Falcons. He'll be in Atlanta on April 10th and 11th. And he's already worked out for the New England Patriots as well.

During his Pro Day, the Jaguars and the Panthers got a good look at him as they ran the cornerback position drills. And at the Combine, he had formal interviews with the Bengals, Titans, Colts and Rams.

After starting out at a community college, Irons headed to Auburn, but had to have ACL surgery in 2004 before he got to play his first regular season snap. Determined more than ever, he claimed his starting role the next season and led the team in breaking up passes (11), finishing third in that category in the SEC.

In his 25 games at Auburn, all of them as a starter, Irons made 90 tackles (59 solo), 6 tackles for a loss, forced a fumble, intercepted two passes and broke up 23 passes.

Ask the receivers who faced him during those two seasons and many would likely agree that Irons is simply a pest out on the football field. He has a knack for keeping receivers in front of him and makes it difficult for them to run smooth, well-timed routes. You can learn more about him at his Player Profile page at subscribers can enjoy a video clip of David Irons' side-splitting press conference from the Combine in Indianapolis as he roasts his brother, Auburn RB Kenny Irons. And watch for our exclusive interview with David that will be published this week at!

A member of the Professional Football Writers of America, Ed Thompson's NFL and college football player interviews and features have been published across the network and syndicated through's NFL team pages.

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