Nov 30, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Auburn Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn walks the tiger walk prior to the game against the Alabama Crimson Tide at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

National Signing Day 2014: Grades and Analysis for Auburn

The Auburn Tigers finished with the nation’s No. 6 class and the No. 4 class in the Southeastern Conference after signing a pair of four-star recruits on national signing day. The day may have been a bit of a downer considering they lost No. 1 outside linebacker and Auburn high product Rashaan Evans, but the No. 6 class is nothing to be down about for too long.

Auburn signed 23 in the class of 2014 with five already enrolled including the top junior college player D’haquille Williams who has All-American potential. You can view the entire Auburn class here.

Running back Roc Thomas and inside linebacker Tre Williams headline the list of incoming freshmen and could make an immediate impact as freshmen. Most of the defensive recruits are strong candidates to be redshirted, but Williams could buck that trend.

Auburn did a nice job loading up in the secondary with three four-star corners and I loved the signing day additions of four-star guard Braden Smith and four-star defensive end Andrew Williams.

The Tigers also added Elite 11 MVP Sean White who likely will redshirt and spend a year learning the playbook and maturing physically because at 204-pounds he needs to bulk up.

Auburn is building a great young defense and the addition of Thomas and Williams to the offense give more firepower to one of the nation’s best offenses under head coach Gus Malzahn.

Grade: A-

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