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Wide Receiver, Auburn, 6'1", 197 lbs.
Why he is dangerous
Some Alabama fans think that the 2012 Iron Bowl will be the same blowout from 2011.
If you are such a fan, put down the Kool-Aid and recognize Auburn as a powerful opponent, because that is what it will be in 2012. Nick Saban knows it, too.
It will be led by one of the best receivers in the nation, Emory Blake. This time around, Blake will have a strong supporting cast and an experienced quarterback in Clint Moseley (who will win the starting position over Kiehl Frazier, I'm certain).
Auburn's passing game was limited in 2011, as its quarterbacks and offensive line were far too raw to make a difference, but Blake was not part of the problem.
Blake hauled in 613 passing yards with only 36 catches. That was good for a 17.03-yard average and third in the SEC.
He is a dangerous receiver, and now, he will have a quarterback capable of throwing balls his way.
Alabama's counter: DeMarcus Milliner, Cornerback, 6'1", 196 lbs.
Auburn's strength will not lie in their passing attack in 2012, and the majority of their air attack will be up to Blake and his quarterback.
It will be DeMarcus Milliner's job to handle Blake and shut him down.
Milliner is perfectly built to counter Blake, both in size and speed. Size-wise, they are identical.
Now that Milliner has a solid grasp on the Alabama playbook, he will have no trouble sticking Blake on an island.
Blake, who will prove to be one of the best receivers in the SEC, could do absolutely nothing against the Tide in 2011 with zero catches. He will do better in 2012, but so will Milliner.
Milliner will continue that trend in 2012.