Auburn CB Carlton Davis to miss Peach Bowl with illness

ATLANTA -- Auburn cornerback Carlton Davis will not play in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl against UCF on Monday as he deals with an illness, coach Gus Malzahn said Sunday.

Malzahn said Davis, a junior who reportedly had not been seen practicing during this week, went home Saturday.

"Obviously, Carlton is a great player," Malzahn said. "He's done a super job for us. But the good thing is we have depth on the back end. We have experience on the back end."

The 6-foot-1 Miami native is a three-year starter for the Tigers. He was an SEC All-Freshman selection in 2015 and an All-SEC third-team choice a year ago.

ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. ranks Davis as the sixth-best draft-eligible cornerback.

Davis has a team-high 11 pass breakups this season.