Auburn’s 2005 Draft Class Was The Greatest Of All Time

Auburn’s 2005 draft class was the greatest of all time. It sounds like a bold statement, I know. But, when you look at the facts, it bears out.

Check out the distinctions mentioned at the end of this great video on Auburn’s 2005 Pro Day from the Auburn Vault.

The 2005 draft was the first time any SEC school had three players taken in the first ten picks. Auburn’s four picks in the first round—Ronnie Brown, Carnell Williams, Carlos Rogers and Jason Campbell—were the most for any SEC school ever.

Yes, Alabama has had as many since (2011 and 2012), but they haven’t had more. If you want to make the case that either of those was greater than Auburn’s 2005 class, good luck!

By the way, Jay Ratliff was selected in the seventh round of the 2005 draft. He’s had a pretty good NFL career, himself.

War Eagle to all the Tigers carrying on the tradition of Auburn’s presence in the NFL. They’ve got a high standard to maintain. And here’s hoping we one day soon have a draft class that rivals even the greatness of 2005.

Josh Dowdy

Josh Dowdy

Josh Dowdy is the editor for Heart of Auburn. He has also contributed to Bleacher Report and College & Magnolia. Dowdy is the author of Orange is Our Color: The Tuberville Years through Navy-tinted Glasses.
Josh Dowdy

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