Preseason participant profile for No. 25 Colby Wood

Going into the 2022 football season, Auburn Wire will be looking at each scholarship player listed on the Tigers’ roster.

Over the preseason, each profile will cover where the player is from, how recruiting websites rated them coming out of high school, and what role they will play for Bryan Harsin this season.

Colby Wooden is not just one of Auburn’s most important defensive linemen, he is one of the most important players on the team. The junior is entering what could be his final season at Auburn and will be counted on to produce.

Colby Wooden’s Preseason Player Profile

Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.

ht: 6-5

watt: 284

247Sports Composite Ranking

Four-star // No. 38 from Georgia // No. 22 weakside defensive end

Class of 2021: Sophomores

Career Stats

Year G tackle TFL Sacks INT BLK
2019 4 4 0.5 0 0 0
2020 eleven 42 9.5 4 0 0
2021 13 61 8.5 5 0 one

PFF Rankings

Year Defense Run Defense tackling pass rushing
2019 70.0 78.3 78.6 54.0
2020 68.6 61.3 58.0 69.0
2021 80.2 67.9 67.4 80.6

Depth Chart Overview

Wooden and Marcus Harris were going to be the focal points of the defensive line no matter what, but multiple transfers eroded the depth behind them and pressure is on the two to produce.

That should not be a problem for Wooden. He has gotten better every season and was recently tabbed as a rising star by 247Sports. He was one of the most impactful linemen against the run and pass last season and should only be better in 2022.

He and his younger brother Caleb both have demonstrated impressive work ethics and a drive to get better. This offseason he has been focusing on improving his technique which should elevate his game even more.

Auburn’s depth behind Wooden is not great but he has the star power to carry the unit and become Auburn’s next dominant defensive lineman.

Colby Wooden’s Photo Gallery

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