Defensive end Derick Hall was the first Auburn player taken in the 2023 NFL Draft, hearing his name called early in the second night of the event in Kansas City.
The Seattle Seahawks elected to take Hall with the sixth pick (37th overall) of the second round Friday night. It's the second straight year Auburn has had a defensive player taken in the second round of the draft.
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Hall played in 47 games across four seasons with the Tigers, moving into a starting role over his last two seasons. He finished his career with 29.5 tackles for a loss and 19.5 sacks.
Hall was a team captain and he was selected as the team defensive player of the year during his final season on The Plains. He was a semifinalist for the Jason Witten Man of the Year award and he was on the Lombardi Award midseason watch list.
Last season, the Seahawks finished eighth in the league in total sacks. Hall joins a defensive front that includes Uchenna Nwosu, Darrell Taylor and former Alabama player Jarran Reed.
Auburn's Tank Bigsby was drafted in the third round Friday night. The Jacksonville Jaguars took the former Tiger running back with the 88th overall pick of the draft.
In three years with Auburn, Bigsby ran for 2,903 yards and 25 touchdowns across 35 games. He was the team's leading rusher in all three seasons.
The second and third rounds of the 2023 NFL Draft conclude Friday night with the final four rounds set to take place Saturday beginning at 11 a.m. Coverage of the draft can be seen on ABC 33/40.