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Adams returning for senior year

Defensive tackle Montravius Adams will bypass the 2016 NFL Draft and return for his senior season at Auburn.

Adams had 2.5 sacks as a junior.
Adams had 2.5 sacks as a junior.


AUBURN | Auburn’s defensive line got another big boost Thursday.

More than a week after Carl Lawson announced he would return to Auburn for a fourth year, Montravius Adams has decided to bypass the 2016 NFL Draft and return for his senior season at Auburn, a source confirmed to AuburnSports.com

Adams is enrolled at Auburn and attending classes.

Adams and Lawson will have an opportunity to anchor a defensive line that made a noticeable improvement through the 2015 season and will have a chance to take another step forward with seven other lettermen returning plus the addition of three early enrollees last week and two players that redshirted last fall.

Auburn is expect to sign 3-4 more defensive linemen next month.

Adams signed with Auburn in the 2013 class out of Dooly County High School in Vienna, Ga. He played in 39 career games including 23 starts.

Adams started all 13 games this past season, finishing with 44 tackles, 3.0 tackles-for-loss, 2.5 sacks, one pass breakup, six quarterback hurries and two forced fumbles.

Offensive tackles Shon Coleman and Avery Young both elected to bypass their senior season and declare for the 2016 draft.