2012 NFL Draft: Justin Blackmon Scouting Report
2011 Season Stats: 121 catches, 1522 yards, 18 touchdowns.
College: Oklahoma State (22 Years Old)
Height: 6 ft 1 in
Weight: 215 lbs
NFL Comparison: Anquan Boldin
Awards: 2010/2011 Biletnikoff Award Winner, 2010/2011 Consensus All-American, 2012 Fiesta Bowl MVP.
Overview: The top wide receiver prospect in this year’s draft, Blackmon has been a dominant player at Oklahoma State for the past two seasons by racking up over 3,000 receiving yards and over 30 touchdowns. He has been projected to go as high as the number two overall pick to the St.Louis Rams and I can’t see him falling outside the Top Five.
Blackmon’s biggest strength is his ability to separate from opposing defenders. He uses his physical frame to full effect and is at his best on quick inside routes. He will definitely be a red zone target for whichever team he lands with due to his tremendous leaping ability and superb strength.
The biggest question mark about his game will be his speed. He is by no means a speedster and doesn’t possess the same speed as other wide receivers in this class, but he still has enough speed/agility to get the job done. He also has a habit of dropping catchable passes (Similar to Terrell Owens). It will be tough to improve his speed but he could easily fix his issues with dropped catches by simply improving his concentration.
Projected Pick: Top Five pick
Possible Teams: Minnesota Vikings or St.Louis Rams
So that’s my scouting report on Justin Blackmon.
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