Last season, the Auburn Tigers’ defense gave the team a chance to win every game they played. The 2019 defense was not consistently dominant as a unit, but the defensive line boasted multiple All-SEC players who wreaked havoc in opposing backfields.

Now that the unit’s 2019 standouts Derrick Brown and Marlon Davidson have moved on to the NFL, the Tigers must produce the next wave of defensive difference makers on the line of scrimmage for Auburn to excel in 2020. If there is anyone who deserves Auburn fans’ trust to do just that, it is the man who has had over 30 of his players drafted into the NFL. That man is coach Rodney Garner.

Most productive returning player – Tyrone Truesdell, 94, Sr.
Key 2019 stats – 31 tackles, 5.0 TFL, 3.0 sacks, 1 Fumble Recovery

Talented newcomer – Zykeivous Walker, 3, Fr.
Key 2019 stats – GSWA All-State Selection in Georgia, 85 tackles, 29.0 TFL, 11.0 sacks

Wildcard – Derick Hall, 29, So.
Key 2019 stats – 13 tackles, 1.5 TFL

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