Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Some Last Second Position Switchin' Before The Season Starts
Auburn tight end, Gabe McKenzie is moving to defensive end to add even more depth to the position and to help out his stock as a pro prospect. McKenzie played both sides of the ball in high school and has good size (at 6 foot 4 and 253 pounds) and speed to be a pretty good pass rusher, even though it's been 3 years since he's played any defense. McKenzie made the suggestion to coaches himself and they were more than happy to oblige him, cuz i mean...you can't ever have too many defensive linemen. McKenzie was Auburn's leading pass catcher at tight end last year but has been lost in the shuffle with the switch to the spread. this is the sort of unselfish move that endures a player to fans, and i for one give the big guy some props for his move. hopefully he'll be able to contribute to an already deadly Auburn pass rush, if anything it will possibly pay off next year when we lose Sen'Derrick Marks and possibly Antonio Coleman to the NFL.