Auburn Football: Top 3 All-SEC candidates for 2020 season

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Tiger center Nick Brahms has fought his way to this point. He was an unrated recruit out of Navarre, Fla., who earned recognition on the camp circuit, and then had an unfortunate start to his collegiate career when he tore his ACL.

In 2018, he saw game action, but eventually it was Kaleb Kim who locked down the center position. However, when Brahms next shot came around last season, he never looked back. He proved to be the calming force on an offensive line that desperately needed stability. Brahms has progressed consistently in his time on the plains, and in 2020, that progression will see him become a dominant center in the SEC.

Bo Nix’s up-and-down 2019 campaign has been well-documented, but a strong finish could be a sign of things to come.

Now with a year under his belt and a chance to exhale after that tumultuous true freshman season, the sky is the limit for this talented, second-generation Tiger passer.

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The man who caught Bo Nix’s most memorable pass of 2019 is also set for a strong 2020 season. Seth Williams caught 59 balls for 830 yards and eight touchdowns in 2019, up from 26 for 534 yards and five scores the prior year.

Nix-to-Williams is a combo that has already created some memorable moments, and that will only increase this season.

Tyrone Truesdell exploded onto the scene in his junior season. After just 14 total tackles in his first two seasons in Auburn, Truesdell racked up 31 tackles in 2019, with five of them coming for loss, and adding three sacks. With the departures of Marlon Davidson and Derrick Brown, Truesdell will take an even bigger role in his senior year.