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Which player do Auburn Tigers refer to as ‘The Terminator’ for his workout prowess?

Braden Smith
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The SEC features some of the most athletic players in college football.

Several former SEC standouts have enjoyed impressive performances during the NFL Combine recently. There are also many current players who are expected to follow suit in next year’s combine, according to ESPN’s Alex Scarborough.

Among them is Auburn offensive lineman Braden Smith, who according to Scarborough, has earned several nicknames from his teammates based on his work ethic.

“His father played football and ran track at Kansas and appears to have assembled his son in a lab,” Scarborough writes. “Teammates call Smith ‘Drago,’ ‘The Terminator’ and ‘The Hulk.’ The massive offensive lineman is 6-foot-6, 305 pounds, squats 600 pounds and can broad jump 9 feet, 10 inches.”

Smith enjoyed a productive junior season in which he was named to All-American teams by CBS Sports, Phil Steele and Sports on Earth. He also was an All-SEC first teamer according to the Associated Press, ESPN, Pro Football Focus, Athlon and Steele.

The 6-foot-6, 305-pound senior was the top-ranked player from Kansas, No. 3 offensive guard and No. 63 overall prospect for the 2014 recruiting cycle.

Smith, who is working at right tackle instead of right guard this spring, chose to return to Auburn for his final season this fall rather than declare early for the NFL draft.

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