Justin Blackmon widely was criticized when he chose not to run the 40-yard dash during the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis because of a hamstring injury. Blackmon’s decision placed more importance on Oklahoma State’s pro day, and he certainly did not disappoint scouts when he ran.
NFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock reported Blackmon ran unofficial times of 4.48 and 4.49 seconds at his pro day, putting to rest any concern that he’d post a slow time in the 40. Blackmon is Mayock’s top-ranked wideout in April’s draft.
One of the evaluators who was there told NFL.com’s Gil Brandt that Blackmon was very explosive and very powerful. He reminds you a great deal of Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin with one exception: His hands are good but not great like Irvin’s.