Blackmon runs the gauntlet, sits out 40 as expected

INDIANAPOLIS — Justin Blackmon‘s tender hamstring didn’t keep him out of every drill Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine, as the Oklahoma State receiver participated in the gauntlet, in which players are thrown passes in rapid-fire succession while running from sideline to sideline.

“It’s feeling pretty good,” Blackmon told NFL.com’s Steve Wyche when asked about his hamstring after the gauntlet drill. “I can feel it. I just wanted to go there and compete.”

A source with knowledge of the situation told Wyche on Saturday that Blackmon might sit out the drills to rest for his March 9 pro day. Blackmon said earlier in the week that he wouldn’t run the 40-yard dash, and he indeed sat out. He also skipped the broad jump, vertical jump, three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle and 60-yard shuttle.

Blackmon is considered to be the top receiver prospect in the draft and could go in the top five picks. He told Wyche on Sunday that he’ll do all the drills he misses at the combine at his pro day and even will re-run routes.

– Justin Hathaway

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