drrew wrote:Loved Will Blackmon in college at BC. I think he played both ways and returned kicks and punts. He was Mr Boston College.
I know he had some success in GB as a punt returner before the knee went. He's now 3.5 years removed from that ACL tear, so it seems unlikely it's all of the sudden gotten better, but he was electric with the ball in his hands, so it's worth a no cost look.
Good call. I was just going to post this. I can remember watching him a few times in his last year. I believe BYU went to BC for their road opener and Blackmon played very well and there were rumors swirling all week that he was going to play both directions. I was very VERY impressed with his strength, speed, and his leadership. It seemed every guy was going to him as often as the coach for info.
I thought he was going to be a special player in the NFL. I know he's had injuries... but I thought he'd get a few snaps a game as a flanker type, HB, or running a wildcat type of package, and then be an extra DB, and really make his mark as a Cribbs/Hester type as a special teams demon.
Mainly I'm just super interested to see what the team is looking at him for. He is certainly capable and experienced at about 6 different positions.
I think OTA's and camps are going to be a blast this year. Hopefully you guys get out there and take notes. Hopefully I'll get a chance to drive up for a day or two of camp since my schedule is 100% clear now.