BIO: Two-year starter at cornerback before moving to receiver as a senior, leading the team with 51/763/4. Also averaged 22.2 yards on 22 kickoff returns last year. All-Conference selection as a junior with defensive totals of 46/3/2.
POSITIVES: Versatile football player with the ability to be used at a variety of positions. Solid pass catcher who displays a sense of timing. Effortlessly adjusts to the errant throw and shields away opponents with his frame. Quick-footed, sells routes and displays a burst of acceleration. Possesses top ball skills at cornerback, recognizing the action and forcing quarterbacks to throw away from him. Physical, mixes it up against opponents and works to get involved.
NEGATIVES: Gets tall in his backpedal on defense. Must improve his tackling technique. Lacks true top-end speed.
ANALYSIS: A bright, articulate prospect who wants to improve, Blackmon offers a good degree of upside and versatility at the next level.