One of those six, of course, is former standout quarterback, Nick Marshall, who made headlines this week when he officially announced he would enter the NFL Draft as a cornerback. During his time in Mobile for the Senior Bowl, he has practiced exclusively with the defensive backs.
"He's a great athlete, great competitor. He can play a lot of different positions. Of course, I think he could be very successful in the NFL at quarterback," Malzahn said after the South team's practice in Mobile on Thursday afternoon. "Of course, you see where the league is going with all of the read zone stuff."
"What he did at our program is really unbelievable in two years," Malzahn continued. "(He) took us to the national championship game in the first year, had a great year this year, broke a lot of records. (He's) one of the better quarterbacks to ever come through Auburn and we've had some pretty good ones. But whatever he wants to do, we're going to support him and he'll be successful."