May 15, 2007

Clayton moving inside to d-tackle

With the post-spring move of Sen'Derrick Marks to defensive end, it was inevitable that one of Auburn's young defensive ends would move over to defensive tackle to balance-out the depth chart.

It turns out that redshirt freshman Zach Clayton was the perfect candidate.

"When we recruited Zach we always felt that he could play both end and tackle," said AU defensive line coach Don Dunn. "After the switch we made with Sen'Derrick to get the best players on the field right now, it was natural for him to move in and give us another backup.

"It's going to work well for us. I'm excited about the moves."

By moving Marks to d-end, Auburn is getting its four best defensive linemen - Quentin Groves, Josh Thompson, Pat Sims and Marks - on the field together.

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