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Road to the Draft: Justin Blackmon

Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
6-foot-1, 207 pounds
Draft projection: Top 10

Lowdown: Blackmon dominated his college competition the past two years and projects as an elite No. 1 receiver in the NFL. Speculation most of the past four months has had him rated as a top-five pick. We’ll see if he slides below that on April 26. Blackmon caught 111 passes with 20 touchdowns as a red-shirt sophomore in 2010 and 122 with 18 touchdowns as a red-shirt junior in 2011. His 1,782 receiving yards in 2010 broke Larry Fitzgerald’s sophomore national record. He ran the 40-yard dash in a good time of 4.46 seconds during his pro-day workout.

Said Mike Mayock of the NFL Network: “He’s big, he’s physical, he has tremendous ball skills and athleticism. I don’t think you’re gonna see a guy that wows you with vertical speed. But his body control, hands and ability to catch the football are exceptional.”

---Mark Gaughan

(The News is profiling 50 prospects in 50 days leading up to the 2012 NFL Draft.)


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