- Pat Yasinskas, ESPN Staff Writer
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Every year just before the draft, the NFL sends out a list of prospects with family who played in the league. This year’s class has some NFC South ties, so let’s take a look.
Virginia Tech defensive back Rock Carmichael: Cousin Derrick Hamilton was a wide receiver with Tampa Bay in 2007.
And let’s take this one step further. Since it still looks like Auburn quarterback Cam Newton will be the top pick by the Panthers, let’s take a look at his family ties to the NFL. His father, Cecil Sr., spent training camp with Dallas in 1984 and Buffalo in 1985. His brother, Cecil Jr., was signed as an undrafted free agent by the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2009.