Let's take a closer look at Oklahoma State's Justin Blackmon:
There are very few holes in Justin Blackmon's overall game. He has the ability to get after the ball and catch it at its highest point. Whether it is jumping up to make a tough or securing passes with his hands, Blackmon snares everything and goes after the ball with conviction. He instinctively comes back to the ball and boxes out defenders with his frame to win at the point of attack. There have been comparisons to Dez Bryant, another former Cowboy, but it’s an unfair assumption. Where Bryant was more of a one trick pony, Blackmon has the ability to be a three level receiver.
His route running lacks explosion, but he does well to get separation from defenders using body language and quick feet. He has the speed to get behind defenders and does a great job going after deep passes. Blackmon can work between the hash marks, but if not in the mix early, he can lose concentration and not sell the routes, helping out the rest of the offense. Blackmon needs to improve after the catch and needs to be more physical when he tucks the ball away in order to break tackles and get open.
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