Auburn held its third spring practice Tuesday afternoon, and it was the first outing for the team in pads.
Redshirt freshman defensive lineman Tashawn Manning became the second Tiger to switch positions this spring, after wide receiver Noah Igbinoghene has begun taking reps at the corner slot. Manning lined up at guard in offensive line coach J.B. Grimes' drills.
More non-contact jerseys were on display Tuesday, with receivers Nate Craig-Myers and Will Hastings donning the orange jerseys. Malik Willis continued the run the offense as the first-team quarterback, while freshman Joey Gatewood handled backup duties.
On special teams, Ryan Davis still had on orange as well, but the senior was running first-team punt return drills with familiar quickness.
Redshirt freshman kicker Anders Carlson, who is expected to take his older brother Daniel's starting placekicker spot, was nailing 50-plus-yard field goals in drills.
Redshirt freshman kicker Anders Carlson knocking it through from 50-plus. pic.twitter.com/Pv5wCwzXgU— Nathan King (@nathankingdra) March 6, 2018
During first-team pace drills, sophomore defensive back Jordyn Peters went down with an apparent right leg injury before walking off under his own power. The sophomore has been working in the nickel spot for Auburn's first team defense during 2018 spring practices.
Selected players will speak to the media Tuesday night at 6 p.m. CST. Auburn's Pro Day is Friday, March 9, starting at 9:30 a.m. CST.