Auburn’s defense will move on from an experienced member of the secondary as Jordyn Peters has announced plans to pursue his NFL dreams.

Peters, who played in all 11 games in the 2020 season, and has experience dating back as a true freshman contributor in the nickel defense, was a key figure on the defense. He had 42 tackles, which was sixth on the team, and also added an interception, four pass breakups and a blocked kick. That was quite an improvement from the 2019 season where he made 11 tackles for season and a recovered fumble for the Tigers.

He thanked his coaches, teammates, professors, tutors, advisors and mentors on his farewell post on social media.

“Despite being given the opportunity to remain at Auburn for another year,” he wrote on social media, “after much thought, discussion, and prayer with my family, I have decided to enter my name into the 2021 NFL Draft.”

Coming out of high school, Peters was described as an elusive, hard-hitting safety from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He had 15 offers coming out of high school, and was rated the No. 54 safety in the country according to the 247Sports Composite, as a 3-star recruit.


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