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Found Dameyune Craig!

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He's at Auburn! The receivers' coach!

http://sports.yahoo....01197--nfl.html

Blake, who made most of his bones with the Cincinnati Bengals and New Orleans Saints but played for seven different NFL teams from 1992 through 2005, was one of two people throwing to receivers on the Auburn campus (receivers coach Dameyune Craig was the other), and one of the receivers was Blake's son, Emory.

Currently NFLDraftScout.com's 44th-ranked receiver, the 6-foot-1, 189-pound Blake will likely see an NFL field as a camp invite -- perhaps with the Carolina Panthers. In 2010, he was a favorite target of Cam Newton's, catching 32 passes for 526 yards and eight touchdowns.

I wonder if Cam will lobby for Emory.

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Craig just moved over from FSU. He's a heck of a recruiter, and that seems to be the reason Auburn was prepared to give him a hefty raise and promotion. Coaching wise, I never saw miracles.

Still, he's had no real influence on Blake whatsoever if that's the angle you're looking for.

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He's at Auburn! The receivers' coach!

http://sports.yahoo....01197--nfl.html

I wonder if Cam will lobby for Emory.

He might also put in a good word for Lutzenkirchen. All he did was catch touchdowns Cam's year there. . . almost literally.

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If he isn't drafted and as the 44th receiver in the draft, that is surely possible, then he can sign with who he wants. It might be us given his prior relationship with Cam. Like many others though, he will be long shot to make an NFL roster.

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Craig just moved over from FSU. He's a heck of a recruiter, and that seems to be the reason Auburn was prepared to give him a hefty raise and promotion. Coaching wise, I never saw miracles.

Still, he's had no real influence on Blake whatsoever if that's the angle you're looking for.

He didn't get that much of a raise. I know your FSU boards were saying Auburn is paying him $1 million, but that ain't even close to true. I've heard its more like between $400-500k,

But (1) he did get a "promotion" (he is co-offensive coordinator), (2) he got to go home to "mama", and (3) he got to work with Rodney Garner again (who was a coach at AU when Dameyune was playing there and who he is very close to).

Dameyune is the 3rd best QB Auburn has ever had... just behind 2 Heisman Trophy winners.

Blake would make any team (and if its the Panthers, I'd be thrilled) a great Welker-like slot receiver, great hands, runs precise patterns, isn't slow (but is no speed demon, granted), and football-smart from a football-family.

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