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Justin Blackmon leaning toward the NFL

Posted on: November 23, 2011 7:24 pm
Edited on: November 23, 2011 7:24 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

Earlier on Wednesday we found out that Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck is likely going to leave Palo Alto after the season to enter the NFL Draft. Well, it appears he'll have some underclassmen company.

Oklahoma State wide receiver Justin Blackmon told The Oklahoman on Wednesday that he's leaning toward foregoing his senior season in Stillwater and declaring himself for the draft.

“Right now, I think that would be the best thing for me,” Blackmon told the paper. “So that will probably happen.”

Blackmon won the Biletnkioff Award in 2010 as the nation's best wide receiver, and though his numbers have dropped off a bit in 2011, he's still had a productive season for the Cowboys. Blackmon has caught 103 passes for 1,241 yards and 15 touchdowns on the season. Blackmon finished 2010 with 111 receptions for 1,782 yards and 20 touchdowns.

Blackmon is the fourth ranked NFL draft prospect in the 2012 class, and our mock drafts see him as being the third or fourth selection off the board.
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Since: Mar 19, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 11:22 pm
 

Justin Blackmon leaning toward the NFL

i hope you are right Runtgamer, I would love my Panthers to grab this guy!



Since: Dec 23, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 3:33 pm
 

Justin Blackmon leaning toward the NFL

Blackmon is probably going to be drafted by the panthers or jaguars in the first 10 picks. I follow the walter football mock draft and he shows jeffery going to the vikings in the first round also. Jeffery would have been the first wide out last year had he come out.  I think Cam Newton to Blackmon may be a ridiculous combo ala culpepper/moss in the late 90's plus it could extend steve smith's career a little.



Since: Sep 10, 2006
Posted on: November 24, 2011 3:27 pm
 

Justin Blackmon leaning toward the NFL

Head west Justin& join "Fitz" in Phoenix for the cardinals. Oh yeah, bring Weeden because the Cards QB situation is not good



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: November 24, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Justin Blackmon leaning toward the NFL

Hope he stays a Cowboy... a Dallas Cowboy!


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Since: Dec 21, 2007
Posted on: November 24, 2011 10:44 am
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Since: Nov 24, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 10:35 am
 

Blackmon will do well in the NFL

I watched Blackmon last week in Ames playing against the (beloved) IA State Cyclones.   Even though Okie St lost, Blackmon tore us up.   He is the best college receiver I have ever watched.   He'll do just fine in the NFL with his size and speed.  Most importantly, he is an EXCELLENT route runner.  Finally, he's technically sound at catching the football.  He never lets the ball get into his body and he positions his body like a power forward posting up.  DB's don't have a chance.   He was a joy to watch from a pure football perspective.  I hate to see guys go early but this cat can play at the next level.  OK State fans will be sad to see him leave.



Since: Jun 5, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 10:09 am
 

All to gain, nothing to lose

If Blackmon is a sure third or fourth pick, he would be a fool not to go.  He really has nothing to gain but two or three spots in the draft, and could get injured and sink to lower rounds.  Thanks to slotting, etc, he should just get out now, get his guaranteed money, and he can always go back to school later if he wants.  



Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 10:08 am
 

Justin Blackmon leaning toward the NFL


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Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 9:44 amScore: 110 

Justin Blackmon leaning toward the NFL

It would be best if Blackmon goes to the NFL after this season. The reason why I say this is because his numbers this season are somewhat less than last season,but what if he comes back for his senior year and the QB gets hurt or injured? His numbers will suffer which may have an effect on his draft status for the following year after his college career is over. If you need any proof on what I just said, just take a look at South Carolina's star wideout Alshon Jeffery. His previous year he had outstanding numbers,but decided to come back this year. He lost his QB because of a suspension and his numbers this year are nowhere near his previous numbers,which may have a big effect on his current draft status. The only way that he's a lottery pick is if any team that's a lottery pick desperately need a WR. As of now,he's probably the 3rd best wideout in college behind Blackmon and Floyd.

What lottery, is he going to the NBA? the NFL gives their draft picks in the order of finnish in the standings, if the NFL went by stats to decide how they draft i don't think Andrew Luck would be the first overall pick,,



Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: November 24, 2011 9:44 am
 

Justin Blackmon leaning toward the NFL

It would be best if Blackmon goes to the NFL after this season. The reason why I say this is because his numbers this season are somewhat less than last season,but what if he comes back for his senior year and the QB gets hurt or injured? His numbers will suffer which may have an effect on his draft status for the following year after his college career is over. If you need any proof on what I just said, just take a look at South Carolina's star wideout Alshon Jeffery. His previous year he had outstanding numbers,but decided to come back this year. He lost his QB because of a suspension and his numbers this year are nowhere near his previous numbers,which may have a big effect on his current draft status. The only way that he's a lottery pick is if any team that's a lottery pick desperately need a WR. As of now,he's probably the 3rd best wideout in college behind Blackmon and Floyd.



Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: November 24, 2011 9:07 am
 

Justin Blackmon leaning toward the NFL

Blackmon will look good in a Rams uniform.  They desparately need quality wideouts, and he fits the bill.


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