NFL Combine 2012: Justin Blackmon Measures Under 6-foot-1

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 02: Justin Blackmon #81 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys catches a 43-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter against the Stanford Cardinal during the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on January 2, 2012 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The NFL Combine is typically the great mythbuster when it comes to players in the NFL Draft. A lot of time colleges list players much bigger or lighter than they actually are. Why? I really don't know. The most recent victim of the NFL Combine official weigh-in is potential top wide receiver pick Justin Blackmon, who measured in at under 6-foot-1 and only 207 pounds. He was listed at Oklahoma State at 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, similar to the size of say Anquan Boldin or Michael Crabtree.

Those who've kept up know I'm not a fan of Justin Blackmon at all, especially in the Top 10 of the draft. As Evan Silva of Rotoworld notes, Blackmon would be the shortest wide receiver taken since the 2007 NFL Draft. Blackmon's known for his ability to be physical and break tackles after the catch, but he's going to struggle to do so at the NFL level at that size. Not to mention his overall speed is a huge question mark, Blackmon is opting to run at his Pro Day, where there is a notoriously fast track, rather than at the combine. Blackmon says that he injured his hamstring in training.

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