2013 NFL Draft Prospects: Auburn

These are the school's prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft by status * - denotes 2014 prospect ** - denotes 2015 prospect.

This page was last updated April 24, 2013. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.

  1. Corey Lemonier*, DE/OLB, Auburn
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 255. Arm: 34.48.
    40 Time: 4.60.
    Projected Round (2013): 2-3.

    4/24/13: Lemonier totaled 34 tackles, 5.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a blocked kick in 2012 while playing through an ankle injury. He added weight before the Combine and it helped him to have a good performance. Lemonier ran a fast 40 and did well on the bench press (27 reps). He did his part to confirm a second-day grade.

    8/27/12: Lemonier broke out as a sophomore with 47 tackles, 13.5 tackles for a loss, 9.5 sacks and five forced fumbles in 2011. He is a speed-rusher who is a superb athlete and rushes with nice leverage.

    Lemonier should gain weight for the NFL because he gets pushed around at times in the ground game. He could return for the 2013 college season, and that may be a good idea. Lemonier is raw; he could use more experience to develop his awareness, run defense, pass-rushing moves and strength.

  2. Emory Blake, WR, Auburn
    Height: 6-2. Weight: 193.
    40 Time: 4.61.
    Projected Round (2013): 6-FA.

    4/24/13: Blake is a good receiver who would have produced a lot more if Auburn had had consistent quarterback play. He started the year strong with four receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown against Clemson. Blake totaled 50 receptions for 789 yards and three touchdowns. He had a solid week of practice, but wasn't overly impressive at the East-West Shrine. Blake didn't participate in the Combine and didn't run well at his pro day.

    8/17/12: Blake would be higher in the rankings if he played in a passing-based offense. Blake caught 32 passes for 526 yards and eight touchdowns in 2010, when the Tigers had Cam Newton.

    Blake totaled 36 receptions for 613 yards and five scores last year. He missed three games with injuries. Blake has some big-play ability to go along with his size. He had a 94-yard touchdown catch, the longest play from scrimmage in Auburn history. He also has good bloodlines as the son of former Bengals quarterback Jeff Blake.

  3. Philip Lutzenkirchen, TE, Auburn
    Height: 6-3. Weight: 258. Arm: 33.28. Hand: 10.28.
    40 Time: 4.94.
    Projected Round (2013): 6-FA.

    4/24/13: Lutzenkirchen's senior season ended early with a hip injury. Prior to being hurt, he had been held back by poor quarterback play as he regularly worked his way open and wasn't thrown the ball. The senior totaled 15 receptions for 139 yards in 2012.

    Lutzenkirchen had a disappointing performance at the Combine with an alarmingly poor 40 time.

    8/21/12: Lutzenkirchen had 24 receptions for 238 yards and seven touchdowns in 2011. He was a quality blocker for Auburn running back Michael Dyer. Lutzenkirchen was a Second-Team All-SEC selection last year. He became a starter in 2010 and caught 15 passes for 185 yards and five touchdowns.

    Lutzenkirchen also was a good blocker for Cam Newton and the Tigers' ground game. Lutzenkirchen probably won't catch a huge amount of passes in Auburn's offense, but he is a solid contributor.

  4. Onterio McCalebb, RB, Auburn
    Height: 5-10. Weight: 168. Arm: 30 1/8. Hand: 8 3/4.
    40 Time: 4.34.
    Projected Round (2013): 6-FA.

    3/23/13: McCalebb was a rotational runner during his career at Auburn as he split carries with the likes of Michael Dyer, Tre Mason and Cam Newton. McCalebb averaged 6.1 yards per carry with 570 yards and six touchdowns as a senior. He contributed all four years and his best season came as a sophomore when he ran for 810 yards and nine touchdowns.

    McCalebb is extremely undersized. He blazed a fast 40 time at the Combine and his pro day.

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