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2011 NFL Draft Prospects: Nick Fairley, Cam Newton Lead Auburn Tigers

The Auburn Tigers bring a talented squad to the 2011 BCS Championship game on Monday, boasting two top-10 NFL Draft prospects in the lineup. On the offensive side of the ball, Auburn quarterback Cam Newton runs the show, earning the 2010 Heisman Trophy for his efforts this season. On the defensive side, it's defensive tackle Nick Fairley, a disruptive force that's a nightmare for opposing offenses.

In the BCS Championship game, these two will be on display, looking to boost their already sky-high draft stocks. Here's a look at where they're ranked with one game to go.

Cam Newton: An impressive dual-threat quarterback, Newton put together a monster season both through the air and on the ground. He finished the regular season with 2,589 yards and 28 touchdowns to six interceptions in the passing game while also adding 1,409 yards and 20 touchdowns on the ground. And, oh yeah, he caught a touchdown pass. Mocking the Draft has him ranked as the No. 10 overall prospects and the latest mock draft has him going to the Minnesota Vikings with the 12th pick. That number could change for the better with Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck deciding to stay in school another year.

Nick Fairley: Ranked as the No. 5 overall prospect by SB Nation's Mocking the Draft, Fairley is a consensus top-10 pick. In the latest 2011 NFL Mock Draft, SB Nation has Fairley going seventh, to the San Francisco 49ers. Fairley finished the regular season with 55 tackles, 21 of which came for a loss, and 10.5 sacks. He's been a nightmare for opposing quarterbacks, forcing 21 recorded hurries.

Watch these two prospects and more in the BCS Championship Game on Monday night at 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.

Stay tuned to this StoryStream right up through game time, as we review key unit matchups, odds, bowl history and more, and connect with Ducks and Tigers fans at SB Nation's Addicted To Quack and Track and Track Em Tigers. For a complete list of bowl games, scores, and highlights, browse our 2010 college football postseason schedule.