Auburn cancer survivor Shon Coleman will announce pick at NFL Draft

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Shon Coleman’s long road back to college football has been written about many times over, and it never ever gets old.

Auburn’s sophomore left tackle will be in New York City to announce a first-round pick Thursday, according to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Coleman was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia after signing his National Letter of Intent on signing day in 2009, and after the cancer went into remission in April 2010, he enrolled at Auburn in 2011 and played in his first game in 2013.

It’s quite the inspiring story that I encourage you to check out.

Though only a sophomore in athletic eligibility, Coleman just graduated from Auburn, and he looks to be the starting left tackle to replace eventual first-round pick Greg Robinson. Coleman and fellow tackle Patrick Miller had quite the position battle this spring, with Coleman getting the start at left tackle during A-Day. He’ll enroll in graduate courses next semester.

High praise was pointed at the former five-star prospect this spring in the midst of Auburn returning four offensive line starters, and he garnered respect as one of college football’s best.

The Tigers have one first-round lock in Greg Robinson and another first-round hopeful in DE Dee Ford. Running back Tre Mason is largely figured as a second- or third-round pick.

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