Justin Blackmon, Brandon Weeden Returning to Oklahoma State
Blackmon, the Biletnikoff Award winner as the nation's best receiver, and Weeden, a first-team All-Big 12, paired to form an explosive connection in 2010. Blackmon set an NCAA record with 12 straight games with 100 receiving yards and a touchdown. With no experience as a starter until last year, Weeden threw for 4,277 yards with 34 touchdowns and just 13 interceptions.
Blackmon was considered a top-three receiver in the draft class, and someone likely to go in the upper half of the first round. Weeden was seen as a mid-to-late-round prospect at best because of his age. After high school he chose professional baseball, and was drafted as a pitcher in 2002 by the Yankees, but an arm injury ended his baseball career.
The return of the duo bodes well for Oklahoma State's preseason standings.