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From the Plains to the pros: Brandon Mosley

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.

Brandon Mosley, New York Giants

Position: Offensive tackle

Drafted: Taken in the fourth round (No. 131 overall) by the Giants in 2012

Career stats (through two seasons): Appeared in 13 games since 2012 (one start)

2014 outlook:

After spending his first two years in the league as a backup, Mosley is set to take on a bigger role this fall. Due to starting right guard

Chris Snee's

multiple injury concerns (hip and elbow), Mosley has stood in at the spot and impressed. Most notably, coach

Tom Coughlin

has noticed the gains Mosley has made. "He’s a big, strong kid that’s played at the highest level in college, so we’re counting on him to be a young player that’s going to develop and help us,"

he told reporters earlier this month.

It's assumed that once Snee is back to 100 percent, he'll move back into the lineup. Even if that happens, Mosley's play during organized team activities and minicamp has shown he's a player the Giants can count on for the long haul.