May 21, 2024

Auburn’s defensive line is set to undergo significant changes with the departure of two key figures, including defensive tackle Justin Rogers, who recently declared for the 2024 NFL Draft in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter. Rogers, who transferred from Kentucky last offseason, spent one season at Auburn, initially serving as a backup before earning a starting role alongside Marcus Harris, who is also making the move to professional football.

During his tenure at Auburn, Rogers contributed with 17 tackles, including two for loss, and secured a sack. He further solidified his draft prospects by accepting an invitation to the East-West Shrine Bowl, a showcase event for NFL Draft-bound players. The game is scheduled for February 1, providing an additional platform for Rogers to display his skills to scouts.

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While it was known that Rogers was heading to the East-West Shrine Bowl, his decision to enter the NFL Draft was confirmed in Thursday’s announcement. With both Harris and Rogers leaving, Auburn has actively recruited from both high school players and the transfer portal to bolster its defensive line. Among the new additions are Trill Carter from Texas, Gage Keys from Kansas through the portal, and four-star recruit Amaris Williams, who switched his commitment from Florida to Auburn.

A notable return for the 2024 season is Jayson Jones, who started the year alongside Harris on the defensive line. Jones has announced his intention to come back for another season, providing a veteran presence as Auburn looks to rebuild its defensive front.

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