SEC Football:  The West’s Most Important Defensive Players in 2015

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Oct 5, 2013; Auburn, AL, USA; Mississippi Rebels quarterback Bo Wallace (14) is tackled by Auburn Tigers defensive end Carl Lawson (55) during the first half at Jordan Hare Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John Reed-USA TODAY Sports

Carl Lawson is being described as “unblockable” in preseason scrimmages.  While it is uncertain if that is a testament to his recovery or telling of Auburn’s offensive line, it certainly strikes fear into SEC offensive coordinators.

Auburn has always been able to recruit well and has plenty of talent for new defensive coordinator Will Muschamp.  If a healthy Lawson is in the mix, Auburn could have a legendary turnaround on their hands in 2015.  If Jeremy Johnson and the Auburn offense are as good as advertised, that could be enough for Auburn to make national noise in 2015.

A good sign for Auburn and a scary one for the rest of the SEC West is that Lawson is not buying his own hype, meaning he will no doubt be grinding to make sure he is ready to dominate in 2015.

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