Auburn's leading tackler makes decision on NFL future
With Montravius Adams and Carl Lawson headed for the NFL, Auburn’s defense will lose a ton in the way of production.
Safety Tray Matthews also had a decision to make. The junior safety is eligible to enter the 2017 NFL Draft. He led the Tigers in tackles (76) this season, and was one of the most talented defenders on the entire team.
Taking to Twitter, he announced his decision:
Excited to play one more year and my last year here at Auburn . This WILL be an epic year 🙏🏾📽😬
— TriggaTray (@Trigga_Tray28) January 17, 2017
The verdict is massive for Gus Malzahn’s team. Matthews — along with linebackers Tre’ Williams and Deshaun Davis, and defensive end Marlon Davidson — will lead the defense in 2017.