The media was able to view a brief window of practice today and what they saw was quite a bit of an update. There are plenty of other updates at SECCountry.com, AL.com, and other places if you'd like to check them out. I'll link to them when I get a chance a little later on.
John Franklin III's Position
Let's start with the big one. JF3 was no longer in the orange non-contact jersey and was working with the wide receivers and special teams. It appears that what we've long known was coming has come to pass. We know JF3's speed is too big a weapon to be kept off the field and he was likely never going to beat out Jarrett Stidham or Sean White at QB.
John Franklin III (5) has switched from the orange QB jersey to the blue offense jersey. Going through WR drills with coach Kodi Burns here: pic.twitter.com/kkC0wYl7qa— Josh Vitale (@AUBlog) March 7, 2017
Sean White's Status
Speaking of the QB battle, Sean White was back throwing the football. He wasn't taking part in the 1st or 2nd team drills, but he was throwing the football. I doubt he'll be fully good to go until the Fall, but it's good to see he's throwing. Regardless of who wins the starting QB job, we're going to need good backups, so I want to know every QB is healthy.
Auburn QB Sean White did participate in individual passing drills today but did not lead either the 1st or 2nd team units in no huddle work.— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) March 7, 2017
Injured Player Returns
Darius Slayton missed the first three practices, but he was back out there today. Slayton was one of Auburn's more reliable wide receivers as a redshirt freshman last season, so it's good to see that he's healthy enough to start participating in practice.
Auburn WR Darius Slayton, who had offseason hernia surgery, was active for practice today. #MGMAuburn— Matthew Stevens (@matthewcstevens) March 7, 2017
Bonus! Here's some video of QBs throwing the ball.