Making the case for Blackmon: Oklahoma State's top talent wasn't quite as dominant as he was in 2010, but he actually caught 10 more balls. The biggest difference were his big plays. He caught 15 passes longer than 30 yards in 2010, but just eight in 2011. He had 10 catches longer than 40 yards, against just six in 2011.
But let's not focus on one Biletnikoff Award-winning season vs. another. The bottom line: Blackmon was the best receiver in the Big 12 in each of the past two seasons and showed why in his final game, which was arguably the greatest performance of his career. Oklahoma State's offense stalled against Stanford early, but Blackmon was unstoppable, turning his first two catches into touchdowns and bringing Oklahoma State's offense to life.
He had at least 95 yards receiving in nine games this year, and anyone who's seen the 6-foot-1, 215-pounder knows that he plays a lot bigger than he measures.
He'll finish his career as by far the best receiver in school history, and to think, a few years ago, we were wondering who would replace Dez Bryant in Stillwater. The answer? Someone even better.