WR EMORY BLAKE JUNIOR
The son of Jeff Blake, a former NFL QB, he led Auburn with eight touchdown catches last year--including one in the national championship game--and was third on the team with 33 receptions. A solid route runner with reliable hands, Blake is also a home run threat.
DE NOSA EGUAE SOPHOMORE
After starting 11 games as a freshman, Eguae will be Auburn's most experienced defensive lineman. How dominating can he be? In the SEC championship game against South Carolina, he had 2½ tackles for loss, a sack and a quarterback hurry.
S NEIKO THORPE SENIOR
A punishing hitter, Thorpe moves to safety after leading the team with nine pass breakups last year as a cornerback. He showed impressive range in the defensive backfield in the spring.