Despite an underwhelming performance at the NFL Combine, Blackmon is still considered the top wideout in the draft. He won the Biletnikoff Award, granted to the nation's best wide receiver, in both 2010 and 2011. Blackmon caught 121 passes for 1522 yards and 18 touchdowns last season.
Here's what Van Bibber had to say about the pick:
Blackmon is the perfect receiver for Pat Shurmur's offense. He can catch most anything, pick up yards after the catch and work the shorter branches of the route tree with aplomb. Draft yakkers cringe at the thought of Blackmon in the top five. It works in this case.
The Browns are desperate for help on the offensive side of ball, especially at wide receiver. Texas A&M quarterback Ryan Tannehill and Alabama running back Trent Richardson have also been mentioned in this slot.