On the notoriously fast track out in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Cowboys wide receiver Justin Blackmon reportedly ran two separate 40-yard dash times, both coming in near 4.4 seconds.
ESPN’s Josina Anderson reports that Blackmon’s first attempt saw him record as low as a 4.45 seconds, with the second attempt improving within the range of 4.41-4.46 seconds. Blackmon, who could be targeted as early as third-overall in the upcoming NFL Draft, opted to not run at the recently conducted NFL Scouting Combine.
Last season’s top wide recevier selection, AJ Green, ran the 40-yard dash in 4.48 seconds. Sixth-overall selection, Julio Jones, was clocked at 4.34 seconds. Greg Little, who was selected by the Browns in the second round, recorded a time of 4.51 seconds.
Blackmon, who stands at a reported 6-feet even, recorded a vertical jump of 35 inches with a broad jump of 10-feet-4-inches. Scouts in attendance allegedly compared the Oklahoma State product to current NFL receiver Anquan Boldin based on their “similarities in stature.”
(Source: Josina Anderson)