Auburn wide receiver Emory Blake put a spin on take-your-kid-to-work day for his workout, bringing his father, former Bengals quarterback Jeff Blake to throw.
Jeff Blake’s now 42, and the son endorsed dad’s arm, which got him through 13 NFL seasons.
“It’s something I always planned, sometimes you never know how the old man’s going to hold up,” Emory told Joel Erickson of AL.com. “It was an easy decision for me, he’s always thrown the ball well. . . .
“Honestly, my dad throws probably the most perfect ball I’ve ever caught. It’s never too heavy. A lot of quarterbacks step in there and try to drill you, he’s just trying to make it a catchable ball. That makes it easy for me as a receiver.”
Jeff said it was a fun way to pay his son back, for the years Emory spent as a receiver for his own workouts.
“I’ve been throwing it to him for a very long time,” Jeff said. “Somebody had to get me ready for the season when I played, he was my receiver during the offseason.”
It wasn’t that long ago that Cam Newton was throwing for scouts at Auburn’s pro day, but this year, they had the elder Blake and Dameyune Craig serving as arms for the receivers as the showed off for scouts.
And it’s possible that both have the exact same chance Young does at turning into another NFL job.