With the fifth overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Oklahoma State Cowboys wide receiver Justin Blackmon. Blackmon is the sixth-rated prospect in the draft and the top-rated wide receiver, according to Mocking The Draft's rankings.
Here's what Mocking The Draft had to say about Blackmon before the draft.
Size: Blackmon isn't the biggest wide receiver, but he knows how to use his frame to his advantage. He's strong and knows how to use his strength, which is why many compare him to Anquan Boldin. He's not the tallest wide receiver, though, and looks to have just average arm length.
Speed: One of the things that keeps Blackmon from being considered elite is his lack of top speed. He doesn't have the next gear to break a reception wide open and needs space to get up to top speed.
Final word: Interviews will be important for Blackmon as teams may question his character. He was charged with misdemeanor DUI in 2010 and was suspended for one game. More importantly, they may question him about the Oklahoma State offense. It never required him to learn complicated offensive philosophies, but he was wildly productive. As a junior, he had 121 receptions for 1,522 yards and 18 touchdowns. Comparatively, it was a down season compared to 2010 when he had 111 receptions for 17,82 yards and 20 touchdowns.
For more on Blackmon, head over to Oklahoma State Cowboys blog Cowboys Ride For Free.