OSU football notebook: Justin Blackmon can boost stock with big bowl performance

By Brandon Chatmon, Staff Writer, bchatmon@opubco.com Modified: December 20, 2010 at 9:05 am •  Published: December 19, 2010

Receiver Justin Blackmon has been explosive and consistent during his redshirt sophomore season at Oklahoma State.

The Biletnikoff Award winner has a big decision ahead: Does he return to the Cowboys for his junior season or declare for the 2011 NFL Draft?

ESPN NFL Draft expert Todd McShay lists Blackmon as one of five players who could boost their stock with a big performance in their respective bowl games. OSU faces Arizona in Alamo Bowl on Dec. 29.

“The Wildcats don't have a defensive back capable of staying with Blackmon,” McShay wrote on ESPN.com. “Blackmon is currently our third-ranked receiver behind (Georgia's A.J.) Green and Alabama's Julio Jones, and is on the fringe of the first round.”

Blackmon has said he is focused on winning the Alamo Bowl then will think about his NFL future after the final game of the season.


Denton Guyer, featuring three OSU commitments, including quarterback JW Walsh, suffered a 24-21 loss to Cibolo Steele in the Texas Class 5A Division II state championship game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. Receiver Josh Stewart and defensive end Jimmy Bean join Walsh on the Pokes' commitment list.

It was a heartbreaking loss for Walsh, who threw a late interception as Guyer rallied to and win. The Army All-American completed 9 of 17 pass attempts for 91 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions in the loss. Walsh also had 18 carries for 134 yards and one touchdown.

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