The Auburn Tigers team finished their first scrimmage of the fall, and Coach Bryan Harsin seems to think it went well.
There were many ups and downs from all of the position groups but according to Coach Harsin in his post-scrimage press conference, things went well overall.
There is a lot for the Tigers to build off of heading into their second scrimage of the fall.
Let’s look at four players who need to step up before Auburn’s scrimage at the end of this week.
It seemed for most of the off-season that Calzada would be Auburn’s starting quarterback in 2022.
That trend is starting to change the further we get into fall camp. Calzada has been inconsistent according to reports, and it seems that TJ Finley’s knowledge of the offense has led to him having a slight lead in the race.
Calzada has a lot of upside, but he will need to prove it this week and have a great second scrimage if he wants to win the starting quarterback job.
According to Coach Harsin, Jackson has had a solid camp and made a great catch in the first scrimmage.
Coach Harsin believes the offense needs to get Jackson some more touches. Some young receivers such as Tar’Varish Dawson and Camden Brown are also having spectacular camps. He will need to have a great end of fall camp to fend off Dawson and Brown to secure his role in the offense.
Tate Johnson is a name that was not expected to be significantly discussed at this point of the off-season. In Auburn’s first scrimmage of the fall Johnson played a lot of snaps with the ones at center. He has good measurables, standing six-foot-four and weighing 285-pounds.
Having a good backup like Johnson who knows the offense well will serve the Tigers well in 2022.
Wesley Steiner is a player that Coach Harsin loves on and off the field. He does well in the classroom and is a leader in the locker room. But the question is, can he step up and be the Tiger’s number two linebacker behind Owen Pappoe?
It is a battle between Cam Riley, North Carolina transfer Eugene Asante and Steiner for the role of the second linebacker. Steiner will hope to have a great end to fall and perhaps work his way into being a starting linebacker.
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