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OK State WR Justin Blackmon NFL bound

Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:31 pm
Edited on: December 8, 2011 3:47 pm
 
By Will Brinson

Andrew Luck, CBSSports.com's No. 1 overall prospect in the draft, already said he's "absolutely" ready for the NFL and looks primed to enter the draft, regardless of how the Heisman Trophy ceremony plays out.

And another top prospect is NFL-bound as well: Justin Blackmon, the top-ranked wide receiver (and No. 7 overall prospect) on NFLDraftScout.com's big board, is a different story.

Blackmon told ESPN on Wednesday that he intends to declare for the draft following Oklahoma State's appearance against Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl.

"I'm pretty sure that it will be [my last game)," Blackmon said. "I think it's just time. It's that time to go. I came back last year to win a Big 12 championship, set us up for a BCS bowl and I think we did that."

Blackmon's decision, provided the Rams continue their spiral back into putridity, is probably a good one. Both St. Louis and Cleveland (as my colleague Ryan Wilson noted last night) look like teams with high picks that need a playmaker at wide receiver.

In Rang's latest mock draft, Blackmon's currently slated to go off the board No. 2 overall to St. Louis.

It's scary that we're already at the point of the season (Week 14 and beyond) where the NFL Draft starts to come into focus, because that means the actual football season is wrapping up. But we're here, and we're starting to get some idea of what prospects will be leaving college football to make their way into the pros.

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Since: Sep 19, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 4:05 pm
 

OK State WR Justin Blackmon NFL bound

, i completely disagree with everything you just said. if peyton manning only has a couple years left, why the hell would you pass over an NFL ready QB if you had the chance to draft him? The QB position is more important than the WR position or any other position for that matter, look at what happened to the colts this year??? and they are pretty much only missing their QB, almost all the other starters played last year when they went 10-6. look at what happened to the Detroit Lions 5 to 10 yrs ago when they kept drafting awesome receivers......they sucked because they still had joey harrington as their QB, who couldnt throw the ball to them.
Heres a good example of what im talking about......ever hear of a QB named Aaron Rodgers? He got drafted in the 1st round, even though everyone said that brett favre still had a few more years left. Rodgers sat on the bench for 3 years and learned from one of the greatest of all time with farve......hows that move working out for green bay????????
i have been a colts fan since i was little, and i would lose all my repect fo that organization if they passed on andrew luck. Remember, the colts still have good receivers, and with the exception of reggie wayne (33 yrs old), they are all in their mid to late 20's , and they are productive. none of them have had career threatening spinal surgery recently, and none of them are 35 years old




Since: Nov 27, 2006
Posted on: December 8, 2011 3:57 pm
 

OK State WR Justin Blackmon NFL bound

His dad is a former marine and his hardest critic, he once got into a little trouble for getting a ticket and the rumor is his dad almost made him quit football at OState, I dont think staying grounded is going to be an issue.



Since: Dec 2, 2009
Posted on: December 8, 2011 3:02 pm
 

Congratulation on your career decision

Congratulations of graduating with a degree in football and for all of your hard work at OSU, you have an employeer named the NFL waiting for you.  You have graduated early with high honors and so, you have 20 million dollars waiting on your signature.  Train hard as you have one last audition left at OSU at an intern location in Glendale, AZ.  Then you will head to Indy for the combine for your interview and forty time performance.  You have graduated at the top of your class as the best wide reciever available in the 2012 NFL Draft.



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Since: Dec 8, 2011
Posted on: December 8, 2011 3:01 pm
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Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2011 1:59 pm
 

OK State WR Justin Blackmon NFL bound

Forget Luck, take this guy #1 if you are Indy.  Peyton has a couple years left, so go get a top WR to pair with Garcon and a aging Wayne and then get a QB in a couple years through FA or trading up in the draft.  Aaron Rogers was in the mid 20's, Big Ben was a late pick, Brady, Cutler, so on were all late picks...which proves you dont need to be a top pick to be a top QB.  Sure Manning was a #1, but so was Bradford, Leaf was a #2 (hehehehe), Russell, etc..  I wouldn't pi$$ off Manning by selecting a QB who might not work out.  EVen if Blackmon is a diva like Bryant, he still would be a highly productive one with Manning throwing to him for a couple years.

And with questions about arm strength, go with the WR over the QB.  



Since: Nov 28, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2011 1:13 pm
 

OK State WR Justin Blackmon NFL bound

But will he be a Diva?  That is the only important question.


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