NFL Preseason 2012: Is Cam Newton the Best Former Tiger in the NFL?

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NFL Preseason 2012: Is Cam Newton the Best Former Tiger in the NFL?
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Many college programs are known for producing playmakers at one or two positions—USC’s strong-armed quarterbacks, Ohio State’s hard-hitting linebackers and  LSU’s ball-hawking defensive backs—they prove this year in and year out.

Since the mid-90s, Auburn has regularly sent talented running backs and defensive tackles to the NFL.  But the Tigers are represented by far more than just these two positions every Sunday.

This list will count down the top five present-day NFL players who were once Auburn Tigers.

Though entire careers were taken into consideration, the purpose of this list is to rank each athlete’s current talent level and potential, so some veterans were left off due to a recent decline in production.

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