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AUBURN, AL - OCTOBER 21 - Auburn Defensive Lineman Marcus Harris (50) during the game between the Auburn Tigers and the (13) Ole Miss at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, AL on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023. Photo by Austin Perryman/Auburn Tigers

Marcus Harris Declares for 2024 NFL Draft

AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - Senior defensive tackle Marcus Harris announced on social media Tuesday night that he will be entering the 2024 NFL Draft and forgoing his last year of eligibility. 

Harris was a three-year starter for Auburn and is coming off of a career season. He recorded 40 total tackles including seven sacks, 11 tackles for loss and a forced fumble in 2023. The Montgomery, Alabama, native was even named to the All-SEC first team by both PFF and the Associated Press. 

The 6-foot-3 295-pound defensive lineman transferred to Auburn in 2021 after two seasons at the University of Kansas. He went on to start for the Tigers in 36 games across three seasons. 

During his time on the plains, Harris recorded 97 total tackles with 23.5 tackles for loss and 11 sacks. In addition, he had two passes defended, one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries. Harris even scored a touchdown in 2021 against Arkansas off of a fumble recovery.

Harris is the fourth defensive starter to declare for the 2024 NFL draft along with Jaylin Simpson, D.J. James and Nehemiah Pritchett. This means players like Justin Rogers, Keldric Faulk and Kayin Lee will need to step up next year and Hugh Freeze must look in the portal to add more key players. 

The 2024 NFL Draft will take place in Detroit, Michigan, from Thursday, April 25, to Saturday, April 27, where Harris and other former tigers will look to hear their names called.