Editor's note: Auburn has a rich history of sending players to the NFL. With that in mind, beat writer Ryan Black takes a look at each former Tiger that finds himself on an NFL roster (or should be once free agency and training camps shake out). The series will begin with those who have already been in the league for more than one season and conclude with the latest crop of players to land in the NFL, either through the draft or as an undrafted free agent.
Nick Fairley, Detroit Lions
Position: Defensive tackle
Drafted: Taken with the No. 13 overall pick by the Detroit Lions in 2011
Career stats (through three seasons): 38 games played (22 starts); 84 tackles; 12.5 sacks; four forced fumbles; three fumble recoveries