Better Know a Draft Pick: Justin Blackmon

02.28.12 6 years ago 28 Comments


Name: Justin Blackmon
Age: One year younger than Dez Bryant

Position: Wide receiver

School: The place where Dez Bryant played
Year: Redshirt Junior

Relative size according to Peter King: Bigger than a tall but not quite grande-ish.

Twitter: @JustBlack81

Potential Berman nicknames: “Mars” Blackmon, Justin “Credible” (which he will assume is original)

Combine results: He didn’t run the 40 and he’s not really 6’1″. Scouts were displeased.

Nicest comparison: Dez Bryant
Meanest comparison: A smaller, slower, and less explosive Dez Bryant
By which we mean: Michael Crabtree

Strengths: Ball skills, route running
Weaknesses: Lacks Dezitude

Arrests: Misdemeanor DUI

Dez was so disappointed.

Good deed that offsets character concerns:

Who wants him: St. Louis
Who will take him: St. Louis, after they trade down for four draft picks and an owner’s yacht

What scouts are saying:

Immediate impact: Sam Bradford still sucks

Down the road: Still not Dez Bryant

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