INDIANAPOLIS — Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon said Friday he won’t run the 40-yard dash at this week’s NFL Scouting Combine because of a hamstring injury.
Blackmon previously told NFL Network’s Albert Breer that he planned to “do it all” at the combine, but Friday, he said his hamstring was “a little tender” and he wanted to be ready to run at his pro day in two weeks.
“I was actually planning to run the day before I got here, but I listened to the people that are thinking of the best interests of me and decided not to,” Blackmon said.
When he does eventually run, Blackmon said he expects to impress.
“I’d like to run a 4.2, but I know that’s probably not going to happen,” Blackmon said. “I know I’m not slow. I’ll probably get out there and shock a few people.”
Blackmon caught 122 passes for 1,522 yards and 18 touchdowns last season for the Cowboys. He’s widely expected to be the first receiver taken in April’s draft.
– Aron Angel