Oklahoma State junior receiver Justin Blackmon indicated Wednesday that he plans to declare for April’s NFL draft following the Cowboys’ Tostitos Fiesta Bowl showdown with Stanford.
“I’m pretty sure that it will be (my last game),” Blackmon told ESPN.com during a media session for the Home Depot ESPN College Football Awards show, where he is a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award.
When asked why he came to that decision, Blackmon said, “I think it’s just time. It’s that time to go. I came back last year to win a Big 12 championship, set us up for a BCS bowl and I think we did that.”
Blackmon was honored with Oklahoma State’s seniors during Senior Day last week against Oklahoma.
“It was a lot of fun,” Blackmon said. “I was thankful they let me do it and let me be honored as a senior and walk out, get my parents a chance to see me go.”
Blackmon has not gotten any feedback from the draft advisory board about where he might be selected, saying, “I have not done my evaluation yet. That will be something I do when I get back into town.”
Blackmon had 113 receptions for 1,337 yards and 15 touchdowns this season, ranking No. 2 in the nation in receptions per game and No. 8 in receiving yards per game.
Scouts Inc. has Blackmon rated as the No. 9 overall prospect in this year’s draft.
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