2 Auburn receivers might move to defense
ByBRANDON MARCELLO 38 minutes ago
AUBURN, Alabama — Two Auburn receiver could be on the move to defense.
Coaches were contemplating moving receivers Jashawn Sheffield and Matthew Hill to defense, where they would play defensive back, before the coronavirus pandemic canceled spring practices in March. Both may still move to defense, Auburn coach Gus Malzahnconfirmed Friday during a teleconference with local beat reporters.
Auburn loses two big contributors in the secondary from the 2019 season: cornerbacks Noah Igbinoghene and Javaris Davis. Igbinoghene left Auburn early to enter the NFL Draft and is expected to be selected in the middle rounds later this month.
"We're still kind of talking through that," Malzahn said. "That is a possibility. Matthew Hill is also a possibility. So we have not made any final decisions, but those are two guys that, you know, have the flexibility to do both. We were really wanting to go into spring and be able to iron all that out. But that's two question marks still out there that we feel like both those guys could help us, you know, in a lot of different ways.