Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 3/13/12

Summary
Justin Blackmon is the top ranked wide receiver prospect in the 2012 draft. Blackmon is 22 years old and has played football in both high school and college. He has won several awards during his high school and college careers.

Vitals
Blackmon is a junior at Oklahoma State University majoring in business management. He plays at the wide receiver position and wears the number 81. Blackmon is a 6'1 and weighs 207 pounds.

College Production / Stats
Blackmon finished the 2011 regular season with 121 catches for 1,522 yards and 18 touchdowns.  Blackmon was named the 2010 Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year. He has won the Biletnikoff Award for best wide receiver two years in a row. He also earned the title of All-American two years in a row. In 2011 In 2012 he was named the Fiesta Bowl MVP.

Strengths
Jusin Blackmon has good strength and above average speed. He does not have blazing speed, but he does have deceptive speed which will come in handy in the NFL. He's a physical player who isn't afraid of opponents around him. Blackmon has great skills and control.

    Weaknesses
    In 2010 Blackmon was arrested with a DUI. He has kept out of trouble since then but it may cause some slight concern for the future. Justin Blackmon has fumbled on the one yard line on more then one occasion which can be very costly in the NFL. The only other weakness he has at the time is his blocking skills.

    Best Landing Spot
    Blackmon will be a great fit for any NFL team. However there is no team that needs a wide receiver more then the St. Louis Rams. Blackman will really excel under coach Fisher and coach Schottenheimer. Since quarterback Sam Bradford and Blackmon went to neighboring schools, they should get along well.

    Draft Projection
    There's no way Blackmon won't be drafted in the first round.

    NFL Comparison
    It's hard to really compare him to any NFL player but with his strength and showboating he does have a good resemblance to Terrell Owens.

       



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