Ziemba, a 6-foot-6, 317-pound lineman, an All-SEC pick who made several All-American teams last year, anchored a line that helped Auburn set records in points, rushing yards and total offense.
He was the recipient of the Jacobs Blocking Trophy, given by the coaches to the SEC’s best blocker, and started a school record 52 games for the Tigers.
Ziemba reunites with quarterback Cam Newton, who was selected by Carolina No. 1 overall.
He’s the fourth Tiger to be drafted this year. Defensive tackle Nick Fairley was taken by Detroit in the first round, while linemate Zach Clayton went in the seventh round to Tennessee Titans.