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A Look ahead to the Auburn TE room before Spring Practice

Auburn has great depth at tight end.

Auburn’s tight ends coach Brad Bedell has one of the deepest and best TE rooms that Auburn has ever had in just his second season on the plains.

This Auburn tight end room may be one of the best groups on the team this year and will hopefully be used as it should, in not just the passing game but run blocking and different sets and formations as well.

Let's take a look at this deep Auburn tight end room. 

Oct 9, 2021; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Auburn Tigers tight end John Samuel Shenker (47) is tackled by Georgia Bulldogs linebacker Quay Walker (7) during the second quarter at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports
Auburn Tigers tight end Luke Deal (86) fights for yards against Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Christopher Smith (29) at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala., on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021. Auga01
Apr 17, 2021; Auburn, Alabama, USA; Auburn Tigers tight end Tyler Fromm (85) during the first quarter of the spring game at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Landen King (Sophomore)

How could he start?

King, who was a true freshman last year, showed incredible promise toward the end of the season. He recorded five receptions for 59 yards in his freshman campaign. Including the insane onehanded grab touchdown in OT of the Iron Bowl. I really hope to see the big and young TE get way more involved in routes and the passing game this upcoming year.

What to expect from him?

The bigger the role for King this year, the better. I would love to see him get some slot formation looks maybe as a slot receiver to go out for intermediate passes, especially over the middle, a lot like the route on his touchdown catch in the Iron Bowl. 

Brandon Frazier (Junior)

How does he fit?

The huge 6-foot-7, 270-pound tight end Brandon Frazier, who hasn’t seen much action as an Auburn Tiger, may end up being a situational fit due to his size and ability. Frazier brings offensive lineman-type size to the tight end room. The possibility of basically having another offensive lineman and good run blocker lined up at tight end could be huge for this offense and the run game and pass protection.

Micah Riley-Ducker (Freshman)

How does he fit?

The 3-star, number 19 tight end in the class of 2022, Riley-Ducker is just another great addition to this already deep tight end room. Riley-Ducker is another guy that brings great size at 6-foot-6, 235 pounds as a freshman but also brings a certain pass-catching ability that can't be hidden. I would love to see him get lots of looks in spring practice to see where he fits the best.

This position group is as deep and talented and experienced as they come. Auburn could see an even larger role for this unit in 2022. 

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