He led the team in touchdown receptions (eight) during the Tigers' national championship season despite finishing third on the team in both receptions (33) and receiving yards (554). Most memorable was that Blake seemed capable of making the big plays when Auburn needed them most, including the first touchdown in their monumental comeback victory over Alabama, as well as touchdowns against South Carolina in the SEC championship and Oregon in the BCS title game.
In all, Blake caught touchdowns in seven consecutive games over the course of the 2010-11 seasons and proved last year in hauling in 36 passes for 613 yards (both career-highs that led the team) and five touchdowns that he didn't need Newton to be successful.
The one thing that Blake does well -- and this will give him a shot in the NFL -- is that he adjusts to the ball nicely, showing good body control, leaping ability and soft, reliable hands to pull in passes. Blake will be looked upon to enjoy career-highs again in 2012 and his success against SEC competition shouldn't be ignored. However, he's more of a day three (rounds 4-7) prospect than his hype might lead one to believe.