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Gundy doesn't expect Blackmon to return

Posted on: October 31, 2011 11:18 am
Edited on: October 31, 2011 11:18 am
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Oklahoma State still has a lot to play for this season, but while Mike Gundy was talking to the media on Sunday night, the subject of next season came up. Particularly whether or not wide receiver Justin Blackmon would be returning to Stillwater for his senior season.

Well, Mike Gundy is no fool, he knows that he better enjoy the exploits of his receiver while he still can.

"If he wants to come back, he's certainly welcome. We will have a party," Gundy told the Tulsa World. "But I can't imagine that he would be back again. He has somewhat solidified himself as a top-five pick. If it were my son and he were a top-five pick, I would encourage him to move on."

"If somebody is looking for a wideout early in the draft. I can't imagine that he won't be the first one taken."

Blackmon is actually having a "down" year in comparison to the numbers he put up in 2010, but he's still been incredibly productive. Through 8 games he's caught 74 passes for 834 yards and 10 touchdowns. Not quite the pace he needs to match last season's totals of 111 catches for 1,782 yards and 20 touchdowns, but that's because the Oklahoma State offense and Brandon Weeden have been spreading the ball around a bit more.

Those numbers may improve over the final month considering the injuries Oklahoma State recently suffered in its wide receiving corps, particularly the loss of Hubert Anyiam for the season. I don't think it was a coincidence that in the game following Anyiam's injury Blackmon had his biggest game of the season, pulling in 13 passes for 172 yards and 2 touchdowns against Baylor.
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Gipper10
Since: Oct 31, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2011 11:54 am
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Since: Aug 26, 2006
Posted on: November 1, 2011 11:46 am
 

Gundy doesn't expect Blackmon to return

Blackmon is a possession receiver and touchdown fade threat.  Broyles is the deep threat and a damn good receiver.  Depends on who is picking as to which will go first.  As an OSU fan, Stills is the one that doesn't get enough credit. It will be interesting to see who can do it in the pros.



Since: Aug 19, 2009
Posted on: November 1, 2011 7:41 am
 

Gundy doesn't expect Blackmon to return

OF COURSE IM GOING TO NFL.....we are talking MILLIONS of $$$$$$$.  BLACKMON  SURE 10 pick



Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: November 1, 2011 12:28 am
 

Gundy doesn't expect Blackmon to return

gogators, no doubt Blackmon is the better pro prospect but Broyle has had  a much better college career and is much more dependable...



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: October 31, 2011 11:55 pm
 

Gundy doesn't expect Blackmon to return

He's going to the 49ers. Michael Crabtree from Texas has been a big disappointment. 



Since: Jan 17, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2011 5:42 pm
 

Gundy doesn't expect Blackmon to return

MoSooner69: Yes, he is!  Broyles is great, Blackmon is greater!  Ryan will be taken in the late first round, JB in the top ten, maybe top 5 first WR drafted, then Jeffery, then Broyles.



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: October 31, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Gundy doesn't expect Blackmon to return

Maybe he will leave and the Dallas Cowboys can draft him and put him on the other side of Dez Bryant.




Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: October 31, 2011 2:34 pm
 

Gundy doesn't expect Blackmon to return

"Why would a slam dunk first round pick go back to school and risk injury while playing for free?  The NCAA hypocrites deserve to watch players who can actually earn money leave early to do so.  Let the players take outside income, and maybe a few more would want to stay.  "

What a goofball. Do you really think a few thousand dollars (or tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands) is going to keep ANYONE in school instead of making MILLIONS of dollars in the NFL? Get a clue. It will make ZERO difference in how many players stay in school. The only thing it will do is make it easier for college players to get in trouble. College kids with a wad of cash in their pocket and a little free time is a recipe for disaster. I'll bet the number of players that stay in school wouldn't go up a single percentage but the number of drug and alcohol arrest would go up by 10% or more.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: October 31, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Gundy doesn't expect Blackmon to return

Broyles is having a great year but imo Justin Blackmon IS the best WR in college football. The proof of course will be in the years to come but he will make an outstanding pro. The guy is so sick. If you don't believe me watch highlights or better yet google Justin Blackmon Sport Science. Broyles and Alshon Jefferey will also be amoung the top WRs taken.



Since: Dec 13, 2008
Posted on: October 31, 2011 12:22 pm
 

Gundy doesn't expect Blackmon to return

I am sure he will go pro... But, is he even the best college receiver in the state of Oklahoma?  There's a guy down the road breaking all kind of records.
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