Blackmon runs sub-4.5 40 at Oklahoma St Pro Day
According to ESPN’s Josina Anderson, Blackmon ran two 40s today. His first was clocked in the 4.45-4.5 range. His second was clocked in the 4.41-4.46 range. For a big, thick wide receiver like Blackmon who had lingering concerns about his speed, he couldn’t have asked for better results.
Blackmon added a 35-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot, 4-inch broad jump to his Pro Day résumé. He also matched his Combine mark of 14 bench press reps.
Although his times were impressive, some will choose to take them with a grain of salt as Oklahoma State has a notoriously fast track that may have trimmed up to a tenth of a second off of his time. Still, the time is impressive nonetheless.
As long as Blackmon doesn’t do something to drastically drop his draft stock, it’s more than likely that he’ll hear his name called within the first six picks on next month’s draft.