Blackmon sustained a broken bone in his foot on the final day of the team's second mini-camp, May 19-21. He did not participate in the 14-practice Organized Team Activities session May 31 to June 21. Coach Mike McCarthy said that Blackmon's status for the start of training camp is uncertain.
A three-year starter and two-time all-conference selection, he began his collegiate career at cornerback before switching to wide receiver his senior season. As a cornerback, Blackmon had career totals of 141 tackles (104 solo), eight interceptions among 22 passes broken up, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two tackles for loss. He amassed 3,995 all-purpose yards and six touchdowns as a wide receiver and return specialist for the Eagles. His 2,700 career kickoff return yards fell just 222 yards shy of the Division I-A all-time mark.
Blackmon earned all-conference honors in two separate leagues at two different positions (Atlantic Coast Conference – wide receiver; Big East – cornerback).