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Green and Julio Jones were in their rookie seasons. To Blackmon, the comparisons dont mean a thing. What he wants to do is develop his own style on the field. "Im me. Im not going to try to be anybody but me," Blackmon said during this weeks annual NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis. "Im going to tell them what Ive got to offer and see what theyve got to say about it." The Oklahoma State receiver possesses a tantalizing combination of size, speed and skill. Blackmon, a two-time All-American and two-time Biletnikoff Award winner as the nations top receiver, needed only three seasons to break the schools career records for receptions and yards receiving. His next goal is running a 4.2 in the 40-yard dash, though even he admits that its more likely hell be clocked at 4.4 or 4.5. The only glaring blemish on an otherwise impeccable resume is Blackmons size. He measured in at 6-feet, 207 pounds in Indianapolis, slightly smaller than last years listed size of 6-1, 215, though thats still big enough to be the play-making receiver everyone expects him to be. "They could get a guy who would go out there and compete and fight every play and be a good team player," Blackmon said when asked specifically about going to the Rams in Aprils draft. "Someone talks to me, I will probably talk back. Im one of those guys that likes to get everybody going." Blackmon doesnt plan to run during Sundays workout at Lucas Oil Stadium after hurting his hamstring last week, and though he will participate in some other drills, hes not planning to do much. His decision still isnt likely to affect his draft stock despite being surrounded by a talented class of receivers. Michael Floyd caught 100 passes for Notre Dame last season. South Carolinas Alshon Jeffery has lots of potential and prototypical size at 6-2 1/2 and even showed up at the combine 16 pounds lighter than last years playing weight (232). Baylors Kendall Wright doesnt possess the size of Blackmon, Floyd or Jeffery, but he does have top-end speed, a 442-inch vertical jump, a basketball pedigree and experience in the slot. Antonio Brown Jersey. All could go in the first round. "Ive been running routes for a long time," Wright said. "Sunday will tell a lot. Im waiting for Sunday to get out there and show what I can do." Blackmon offers a different kind of combination, though. Some believe he can be as physical a receiver as Johnson, the Lions star wideout, or as good a route-runner as Owens was in his prime. Others see the obvious connection between Blackmon and Bryant, who are former college teammates. Teams in need of receivers this year are hoping Blackmon can follow in the footsteps of Green, a Pro Bowl choice last season, or Jones, who finished his rookie year tied for 11th in TD receptions (eight). Projecting receivers isnt always easy and the transition can take time. But those paying attention believe Blackmon has all the attributes to make it big. "Hes going to be a top player in this draft. Im not ready to say hes better or worse than A.J. or Julio," said new Rams general manager Les Snead, whose Falcons traded into the top 10 last year to select Jones. "It took eight weeks to figure out if it (trading) was worth it. If we figure out between now and then that Justins worth it, hes definitely an option." Its not entirely clear where Blackmon may get picked. With one of the two top quarterbacks, Andrew Luck or Robert Griffin III, expected to go No. 1 to Indianapolis and quarterback-needy teams trying to move up for the other, the Rams are in perfect position to entertain trade offers for the No. 2 pick. They already have a No. 1 choice at quarterback in Sam Bradford and by moving down they could gain additional picks and still might be able to get Blackmon, who is telling teams that what theyre seeing this week is not a finished product. "I know I have a lot to work on with route running," he said. "I am working on it continually. I know I have some work to do and Im willing to do it." Leaving only one lingering question: Who is he most like as a player? "Id like to look to be sort of like him (Owens) because his work ethic is real good and I like to work as hard as I can," Blackmon said. "One person never brings him down and thats how I try to play." ' ' '
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