STILLWATER — Alshon Jeffery. Ryan Broyles. A.J. Green.
Move over, make room for Justin Blackmon.
The Oklahoma State receiver has earned himself a spot among the nation's top receivers with consistent production in the Cowboys' first five games. Blackmon is the NCAA leader in scoring, receptions per game, receiving yards per game and touchdown receptions.
On more than one occasion this season, OSU offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen has been blunt and honest in his praise of the Pokes' top receiver during post game interviews.
"He knows he's the best player on the field," Holgorsen has said.
Opposing coaches are just as quick with their praise:
"The guy will be playing in the NFL shortly," Louisiana-Lafayette coach Rickey Bustle said after Blackmon torched his squad for 13 catches, 190 yards and two touchdowns. "He's a good player who took some balls away and made some plays."
Tulsa coach Todd Graham said: "Blackmon was unstoppable. We tried every way we could to stop him and he was unstoppable."
His outstanding performances in back-to-back nationally televised games against Texas A&M (10 catches, 127 yards, 1 TD) and Louisiana-Lafayette should immediately make him a potential Biletnikoff Award candidate.
Teammate Dan Bailey is another Cowboy that could be in line for a postseason award.
Bailey has been exceptional and, like Blackmon, is coming off back-to-back quality performances on national television.