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