The last defensive player from Auburn to get an inordinate amount of attention was defensive lineman Nick Fairley. The Lombardi Award winner and Outland Trophy recipient was one of the key pieces to Auburn's 2010 National Championship.
So could Corey Lemonier be the next big thing for the Tiger defense? He's already on the preseason All-SEC first team and was on the coaches team last season.
But Lemonier says any comparisons between he and Fairley are premature.