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Justin Blackmon

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Justin Blackmon

Wide receiver Justin Blackmon #81 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys warms up before the college football game against the Georgia Bulldogs at Boone Pickens Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Stillwater, Oklahoma. The Cowboys defeated the Bulldogs 24-10.

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Rankings:

Offense: QB RB FB WR TE OT OG C
Defense: DT NT DE Hybrid DE/OLB OLB ILB FS SS CB
Special Teams: K P RS LS

Justin Blackmon Measurables:

Position: Wide Receiver
School: Oklahoma State
Year: Third-Year Sophomore
Height: 6-1
Weight: 210
40-Yard Dash:

Strengths:

  • Good strength and above-average speed
  • Great hands, catches the ball away from his body
  • Tough, physical player who isn't afraid to go over the middle and go up for the ball in traffic
  • Picks up yards after the catch and after first contact
  • Solid ball skills and great body control to adjust to the ball in the air
  • Incredibly productive in 2010 with 1,782 yards and 20 touchdowns
  • Competitive guy who goes all out every play

Weaknesses:

  • Doesn't have a great burst off the line
  • Needs to polish his route running a little
  • Isn't the quickest at getting in and out of his breaks
  • Must improve his blocking skills

Bottom Line on Justin Blackmon:

A Biletnikoff Award winner in just his sophomore season, Justin Blackmon was as productive as any receiver in the nation in 2010. He doesn't have elite size, but he has the strength, toughness, and hands to continue to be productive in the NFL. He probably won't be viewed as a deep threat since he doesn't have blazing speed, but he has deceptive speed and has a knack for the big play.

Projection: Being just a sophomore and coming off just one big season, Blackmon could elect to return to school for another year. If he does in fact enter the 2011 NFL draft, he's likely to be selected toward the end of the first round or early in the second.

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