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Auburn’s Nick Fairley Enters the NFL Draft

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Lombardi Award winner Nick Fairley of Auburn will enter the NFL draft, according to ESPN.com.

Nick hails from Mobile, Alabama and players that have played against him say this defensive tackle  is not easy to stop.

Fairley will make the announcement at his alma mater, Williamson High School, in Mobile, Ala. Underclassmen have until Saturday to declare for the draft.

A junior defensive tackle, Fairley is projected as one of the top picks in April’s draft. The 6-foot-5, 298-pound Fairley dominated offensive linemen all season with 56 tackles, including 12 sacks.

After Fairley’s modest debut season for the Tigers, defensive line coach Tracy Rocker — himself a former Lombardi and Outland Trophy winner in 1988 — began riding the rising junior about fulfilling his potential. The two have developed an extremely close relationship.

What do you think? Should Fairley enter the NFL draft or stay at Auburn and play his senior year?

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