The NFL’s twitter handle ranked the top defensive backs heading into the 2018 football season and Julian Blackmon came in at number 5.
Top Defensive Backs to Watch in CFB for 2018 per @NFL
1. Greedy Williams, LSU
2. Byron Murphy, Washington
3. Deandre Baker, UGA
4. Lavert Hill, Michigan
5. Julian Blackmon, Utah
6. Damon Arnette, Ohio St
7. Blace Brown, Troy
8. Taylor Rapp, Washington
9. Alijah Holder, Stanford pic.twitter.com/Wa9nCt42Jn
— SportsPac12 (@SportsPac12) July 8, 2018
The MVP of the Heat of Dallas bowl is coming off a 4 interception, 10 PBU and 48 tackle season. Julian Blackmon has the vertical leap to grab passes out of the sky and the speed to cover any receiver in the conference. November 3rd at ASU will be the toughest test of the year for Blackmon as he will be asked to cover the top receiving prospect in the country, N’Keal Harry. If Blackmon has another solid season for the Utes it might make sense for him to consider making the early jump to the NFL.