Blackmon gives Jaguars a big, physical receiver

Four years younger than his brother, Justin Blackmon spent much of his childhood getting knocked around.

On the football field. On the basketball court. In the living room.

Then Blackmon hit the weight room. And things changed dramatically.

Blackmon bulked up, surpassed his brother athletically and eventually became one of the best receivers in college football at Oklahoma State. The Jacksonville Jaguars traded up two spots to select the 6-foot-1, 207-pound Blackmon with the fifth pick in the NFL draft Thursday night, potentially giving them a play-making receiver for the first time in years.

Blackmon's turning point came back when he was a junior at Plainview High School in Ardmore, Okla. After years of prodding from his brother, Blackmon finally started lifting weights. Blackmon has been impressing people ever since.


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