Auburn’s Marks to enter NFL draft

Published 1:11 pm Tuesday, December 30, 2008

AUBURN — Auburn defensive lineman Sen’Derrick Marks says he will skip his senior season to enter the NFL draft.

Marks, a Mobile native who announced his decision Tuesday, was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference pick by coaches this season after making 32 tackles, including 10 for loss.

The 6-foot-1, 294-pound Marks also recorded 7.5 quarterback sacks over his three seasons.

He said his experience at Auburn has been great but he feels he is ready to advance to the next level.

As a junior this season, Marks was a key part of an Auburn defense that finished No. 15 nationally in scoring defense and No.27 in total defense.