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Auburn WR Emory Blake
The Tigers think they will be fine with the stable of running backs and are high on the progression of quarterback Kiehl Frazier. But for either to succeed, they need to find a passing attack.
Wide receiver Emory Blake emerged as a star during the last two seasons, but when he got hurt versus South Carolina in early October 2011, Auburn's passing offense went in the tank.
Trovon Reed came in with a ton of hype in 2010, but injuries have hampered his development. Travante Stallworth has plenty of experience, but he hasn't taken the next step to become a reliable pass-catcher yet. Ricardo Louis has impressed everyone in fall camp, but nobody on the Tiger roster has emerged as a solid No. 2 option.
The Tigers do have senior tight end Philip Lutzenkirchen, who will benefit from the presence of fullback Jay Prosch taking up most of the blocking responsibilities. Plus, with the stable of running backs to catch passes out of the backfield, the screen game should be dangerous.
Those are nice options, but if Auburn's offense is going to click, someone needs to step up as a downfield threat opposite Blake.