April 24, 2008

Several AU players on draft bubble

Three former Auburn players appear to be locks to go in the first few rounds of this weekend's NFL Draft. But the rest of AU's draft eligible players enter this weekend with a lot of uncertainty.

That's especially true of cornerback Jonathan Wilhite, fullback Carl Stewart and offensive tackle King Dunlap, who could be one of the 262 players selected by the 32 NFL teams.

Or they may have to pursue their NFL dreams through a free agent contract.

"I just hope it's for the best," said Wilhite. "You hear different things from different sources. I hear third from some people. I've heard as high as mid-third and as low as fifth. You just hear different stuff.

"I try not to pay attention to the predictions too much. I just want to see what happens."

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