Though only four Auburn players were selected in the 2018 NFL Draft, it’s about quality rather than quantity when talking about the top NFL careers from the school. All four have an excellent chance of making their way into the list of top former Tigers in the league.

Three of the four players recently drafted were taken in the second round, while Daniel Carlson, among the elite kickers in college football, was scooped up in the fifth round by the Vikings. Guard Braden Smith (Colts), running back Kerryon Johnson (Lions), defensive back Carlton Davis (Buccaneers) are all certainly capable of having solid NFL careers.

Here’s a look at the top 10 active NFL players from Auburn.

10. Ricardo Louis (WR, Browns)

A solid possession receiver, Louis picked up 18 first downs among his 27 pass receptions last season. He also showed his versatility by returning nine kickoffs a year ago for 164 yards.

9. Corey Grant (RB, Jaguars)

Though overshadowed by Leonard Fournette in the Jags’ backfield, Grant has displayed outstanding ability of his own in rushing (8.3 yard average per carry last season), receiving (13.7 yard average per catch in 2017), and returning kickoffs (68-yard long last season).

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8. Cameron Artis-Payne (RB, Panthers)

Over three seasons Artis-Payne has shown he can do the job in Carolina. With the Panthers’ release of Jonathan Stewart, the club’s all-time leading rusher, the spotlight falls squarely on the shoulders of Artis-Payne heading into the 2018 season.

7. Peyton Barber (RB, Buccaneers)

Last season, just his second in the NFL, Barber began to show his abilities. He carried 108 times for 423 yards and three touchdowns as well as catching 16 passes for another 114 yards. It’s worked out quite nicely for the undrafted free agent.

6. Cody Parkey (K, Bears)

With an 86.4 percent career success rate in field goal kicking, Parkey has become a valuable weapon. Playing for his fourth team heading into his fifth year in the NFL, Parkey has piled up 335 career points.

5. Jay Prosch (FB, Texans)

Missing just one game in four years with the Texans, Prosch has become a stalwart in Houston. A lead blocker in the Texans’ backfield, he doesn’t have eye-popping stats but helps pave the way for those who do.

4. Neiko Thorpe (CB, Seahawks)

In five NFL seasons, with three teams, Thorpe has compiled 84 tackles with one interception and one fumble recovery over 66 games. He had a career-high 40 tackles in 2015 with the Raiders.

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3. Josh Bynes (LB, Cardinals)

The undrafted free agent rewarded the Baltimore Ravens for taking a chance on him by helping them win the Super Bowl following the 2012 season. Bynes played 10 games that season, combining for 34 tackles. He had a career year with the Lions in 2015, playing all 16 games and recording 82 tackles. He signed with Arizona before the 2017 season.

2. Dee Ford (DE, Chiefs)

Ford played all 16 games in his rookie year (2014) and steadily improved as his role increased with the Chiefs. He recorded career-highs in sacks (10.0) and tackles (38) in 2016. A back injury cut short his season early in 2017 and after surgery is looking to return to form this season.

1. Cam Newton (QB, Panthers)

A former No. 1 pick, national champion and Heisman Trophy winner, Newton transitioned into a top NFL quarterback taking the Panthers to the 2015 Super Bowl the same year he earned the league’s MVP award. A three-time Pro Bowler, Newton already is the all-time NFL leader in rushing touchdowns by a quarterback (54).