2 fullbacks, 2 very different jobs heading into Rose Bowl

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2015, file photo, Georgia fullback Christian Payne (47) carries the ball as Auburn defensive back Carlton Davis (18) closes in for a tackle during during the first quarter of an NCAA football game in Auburn, Ala. No. 2 Oklahoma and No. 3 Georgia meet for the first time Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, at the Rose Bowl in a College Football Playoff semifinal that features two very different ways of playing offense. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

Butch Dill

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn cornerback Carlton Davis and tailback Kamryn Pettway are skipping their senior seasons to enter the NFL draft.

Both announced their decisions Wednesday on social media. Tailback Kerryon Johnson has also declared his plans to turn pro.

Davis is a second-team Associated Press All-American who started all three seasons at Auburn, including as a true freshman.

He is projected as an early round pick with some mock drafts having him go in the first round.

Davis had 36 tackles, 11 pass breakups and an interception this season. Coach Gus Malzahn called him "a model of consistency" and said he played an important role in Auburn's defensive success.

Pettway played in only five games this season due to injuries and suspension. He ran for 305 yards and five touchdowns after leading the Southeastern Conference in yards per game in 2016.


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