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Indianapolis Colts Select Utah S Julian Blackmon In Third Round, 85th Overall Pick In 2020 NFL Draft

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Indianapolis Colts picked former Utah safety Julian Blackmon in the third round, 85th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

Blackmon was the 2nd Utah player to be selected in the Draft.

The cornerback turned safety is headed to Indianapolis to join a defense that had a 7-9 record in 2019.

Julian Blackmon’s Collegiate Career

The Layton, Utah native started his successful college career at Utah in 2016 where he appeared in 9 games on special teams and four games on defense.

Blackmon’s sophomore season in 2017 saw him start in all 13 games at cornerback. He racked up 4 interceptions, 10 passes defended, 6 pass breakups and 48 tackles. Blackmon was named second team All-Pac-12.

In 2018 at cornerback, Blackmon started in all 14 games while leading Utah with 10 pass breakups and 11 passes defended. He also had one interception, 48 tackles and 4 tackles for loss which led to him being named second team All-Pac-12.

Last season in 2019 as a senior at safety, Blackmon started in 12 games, missing the game against Idaho State and the Alamo Bowl. Blackmon had a Pac-12-best 4 interceptions along with 8 passes defended, 4 pass breakups, 60 tackles, 4 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. The former Layton star had a pick-six against BYU in the season opener. He was named an All-American and first team All-Pac-12.

Julian Blackmon’s NFL Combine Measurements

He measured the following at the NFL Scouting Combine:

Height: 6’0

Weight: 187 lbs.

Arms: 31″

Hands: 9″

Blackmon did not participate in the drills at the NFL Combine because he was still recovering from the season-ending injury he suffered in the Pac-12 Championship game against Oregon.

The 2020 NFL Draft

The 2020 NFL Draft takes place virtually from April 23-25. Click here to learn more about how to watch, stream, or listen to coverage of the Draft.

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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