Blackmon's dominant 2011 season has his coach thinking he will enter the 2012 NFL Draft

Count Oklahoma State head coach Mike Gundy among those that would be shocked if Justin Blackmon stayed at Oklahoma St. for his senior season. Speaking to the media on Sunday following a 59-24 win against Baylor, Gundy had this to say about his star wide receiver:

“If he wants to come back, he’s certainly welcome. We will have a party,” Gundy told the media on Sunday. “But I can’t imagine that he would be back again. He has somewhat solidified himself as a top-five pick (overall). If it were my son and he were a top-five pick, I would encourage him to move on.”

Blackmon is having a fantastic 2011 season that has some believing he will be the top wide receiver in the 2012 NFL Draft.  He has 74 receptions for 834 yards and 10 TD’s in eight games this season.  His team appears to control their own destiny as they sit behind Alabama and LSU who are matched up this weekend.

Blackmon’s competition for the top WR spot in the 2012 NFL Draft figures to be Alshon Jeffery and Michael Floyd.  Jeffery has yet to break the 100-yard plateau and Floyd has some off-the-field issues he will have to explain to NFL teams.  Given the amount of teams that need playmakers at the wide receiver position it is conceivable that Blackmon could crack the top-5 in the 2012 NFL Draft.