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2012 NFL Draft: Justin Blackmon Runs Sub 4.5 40-Yard Dash

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The Oklahoma State Pro Day happened on Friday day and one player a lot of people have connected to the Jacksonville Jaguars ran the 40-yard dash. Oklahoma State star wide receiver Justin Blackmon was clocked in unofficially at the 4.45 range in his 40-yard dash, which is slightly faster than most expected him to run. Most (including myself) expected Blackmon to run in the 4.5 range in the 40-yard dash. Blackmon also ran the three-cone drill at his Pro-Day at an unofficial time of 7.15 seconds, which would have tied him for the fourth slowest three-cone time at the NFL Combine.

Which, totally makes sense.

Some have noted the notoriously fast track at Oklahoma State while others have proclaimed there should no longer be doubts about Blackmon's speed. For reference, San Francisco 49ers running back Kendall Hunter ran a 4.53 at the NFL Combine and then followed it up with a 4.43 at his Pro Day at Oklahoma State last season. All in all, Blackmon's Pro Day really didn't change a whole lot. Some still expect him to be a Top 10 pick and possibly go in the Top 5, others still think he's arguably the third best wide receiver in the draft and not worth more than a mid first-round pick.

Update: Blackmon's official 40-yard dash time was 4.46.