The development of wide receivers in the NFL is tricky to say the least. There is an unfortunate number of big-name college pass-catchers that just do not pan out well in the NFL. Oklahoma State's very own Justin Blackmon seems to be headed towards joining that list of underachievers. Drafted 5th overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2012, Blackmon has failed to have much of an impact on the field after a somewhat promising start to his rookie season.
Blackmon has actually made a better name for himself with some of his off-field trouble making which includes multiple substance-related issues and suspensions from the NFL. All signs are pointing to the Jaguars cutting ties with Blackmon as they look to start over with 3rd overall pick Blake Bortles. To make Blackmon's release a near guarantee, his locker has been cleared and the name plate was removed.
Justin Blackmon's raw talent is haplessly paired with clear attitude issues. These are the types of players that the Patriots tend to sign and help reach their potential while keeping them out of trouble. However, it is less likely that Belichick and Kraft will want to bring in someone like Blackmon as the Aaron Hernandez situation continuously cools off. What do you think though? Sound off in the comment section below or tweet @PatriotsLife.