Auburn Football has added seven players through the transfer portal so far this offseason.
Bryan Harsin and his staff signed quarterbacks Robby Ashford and Zach Calzada and defensemen Craig McDonald and DJ James. Linebacker Eugene Asante and defenseman Jayson Jones will reinforce the front seven, while Dazalin Worsham is the only wide receiver.
Auburn will look to add more transfers to fill out the roster over the next few weeks, but as it stands right now, here are the rankings for the seven transfers in terms of the impact they could have on the Auburn football program.
7. Dazalin Worsham
Worsham’s path to game time is not clear. It’s possible, but chances are it won’t be this season if he doesn’t really hit the ground running.
6. Robby Ashford
That may upset some Auburn fans. Like Worsham, Ashford’s road to game time is tough. There’s a chance his impressive A-Day performance helped build his standing, but increasing signs are pointing to Calzada winning the seed.
5. Eugene Asante
Asante is likely to be a role player in 2022 with a chance to start the following season. We’ve heard good things about its production during spring training. If he can rotate at linebacker and contribute to special teams, it’s a solid addition to the transfer portal.
Defensive tackle will compete for a starting spot but will be involved on the starting defensive front regardless of who wins the starting spot. His size and first step are too good to stay off the field.
3. DJ James
The Oregon transfer cornerback could be a starter this season. A natural candidate for a boundary cornerback, he’s happy to help with run support and looks comfortable off the line of scrimmage.
2. Craig McDonald
McDonald could be the defensive complement of the offseason for Auburn. He brings experience and performance to defense with a safety advantage to be won.
1. Zach Calzada
Calzada is the favorite to become Auburn’s next starting quarterback. Hard to argue that anyone will have more influence than him.
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