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Auburn Running Back Peyton Barber Enters 2016 NFL Draft

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This was a surprising move in some ways, but not so much in others. Barber ran for 1000 yards this season and likely won't get near as many carries next season in a crowded (and hopefully healthy) back field. Plus next year's NFL RB class is liable to be loaded. Granted, he still has two years of eligibility remaining (RS Sophomore), but this may be the smartest move for him.

Barber was the difference in Auburn having a dismal season and having a mediocre season. In an offense filled with inconsistencies, he often put the team on his back and carried them. I will always hold him in high regard for the way he handled his time at Auburn.