AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Auburn defensive tackle Pat Sims said today he will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
Sims was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference pick this season after making 11.5 tackles for loss and 4.5 quarterback sacks.
Sims was one of the Tigers' most high-profile recruits in 2004 but was redshirted and then didn't see any action in 2005.
As a junior, he emerged as a key part of an Auburn defense that finished sixth nationally in scoring and total defense.
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