August 24, 2007

Analysis: Fall Camp Superlatives

Auburn wrapped up fall camp last week and have now turned it attention to Kansas State. But before we get going with the Wildcats, takes a look back at the standouts of two-a-days.

Bryan Matthews and Jeffrey Lee have selected their MVP, Top Freshman, Most Improved, Most Underrated and Mr. Consistent on the offensive side of the ball through fall camp. Lee will have first pick on the offensive categories. Matthews will have second pick. The two can't have the same player for each award. On defense, which will be out next, Matthews will have first selection.

LEE'S MVP: QB Brandon Cox
Here's why… Cox missed the first two days of fall camp with the flu, but returned and has been a consistent leader throughout. He's not only fine-tuned the offense this fall, but had to work a lot with his understudies as well. There are others on the offensive side of the ball who have been impressive this fall, but none as valuable as Cox.
Also considered: WR Rod Smith

Here's why… It took Ziemba all of 10 days of college practice to be named the frontrunner for the starting spot at right tackle. Being counted on as an 18-year-old is one thing, being counted on to protect your senior quarterback's blindside is another. Ziemba has done enough to gain Cox and OL coach Hugh Nall's trust. Pretty impressive for a freshman.
Also considered: WR Chris Slaughter, OL Ryan Pugh

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