January 8, 2008

Auburn junior DL headed to NFL

After a season that transformed Pat Sims into one of the SEC's best defensive tackles, the Auburn junior has decided to declare early for the 2008 NFL Draft.

"This was something that I carefully thought about and felt it was in my best interest to pass on my senior season at Auburn and make myself eligible for the NFL Draft," Sims said. "It's always been a dream of mine to play at the next level and I believe this is the right time to pursue that goal."

Sims had a rocky start to his AU career, redshirting in 2004 and then leaving the team for a couple of months during the fall of 2005.

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