Fairley to Join Newton in NFL Draft

AUBURN, Ala. (AP)
AP NEWS


Lombardi Award winner Nick Fairley is skipping his senior season at Auburn to enter the NFL draft.


The potential No. 1 overall draft pick announced his decision Friday at his old high school in Mobile. He says he didn’t make up his mind until a few hours earlier.


Fairley says there wasn’t much left for him to accomplish at Auburn after helping lead the Tigers to a national championship.


Fairley was the defensive MVP in the BCS title game against Oregon. He had a sack, three tackles for a loss and a forced fumble. He also led the Southeastern Conference with 24 tackles for a loss and had a school-record 11.5 sacks.


Fairley played two seasons at Auburn after transferring from junior college.