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#61 Mr. Scot

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:00 PM

WVU players have an unfortunate habit of not transitioning well to the NFL. Not all of them, mind you, but a fair number (enough to make it something you think about).

I suspect Austin will not have that problem, and I'd kill to see him as a Panther.

Honestly, I think he works best in a 3rd down back / return specialist kind of role. Similar to how the Browns used to use Eric Metcalf.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 02:01 PM

His quickness is unreal.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:30 PM

Referred to himself as the best player in the draft (link)

Overconfidence or does he have a case?

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:18 PM

Referred to himself as the best player in the draft (link)

Overconfidence or does he have a case?

He has a Smitty attitude... He even compared himself to him. I have no problem with you saying your the best just as long as you go out and prove it on the field.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:18 PM

Swag! :lol:

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

He has a Smitty attitude... He even compared himself to him. I have no problem with you saying your the best just as long as you go out and prove it on the field.


I wouldn't compare him to smitty in that regard. Tavon has always been quiet since he's been at wvu. Also I saw a journalist compare him to Steve smith but tavon usually says hes a mix of Percy harvin and welker from what I've seen

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

Referred to himself as the best player in the draft (link)

Overconfidence or does he have a case?


You could probably make a case for either but the reporter asked if he thought he was the best player at any position. I'd prefer a guy say what he said as opposed to "no I'm more of a 3rd best kind of guy." Now had he just come out and declared himself the best without being prompted that's a different story.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:46 PM

he was asked.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:07 PM

I wouldn't compare him to smitty in that regard. Tavon has always been quiet since he's been at wvu. Also I saw a journalist compare him to Steve smith but tavon usually says hes a mix of Percy harvin and welker from what I've seen

I might have been mistaken but I thought I saw an article about it....

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:11 PM

He said it in his Sophomore season.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:39 PM

Zero issues with his ability to stay healthy - he's a WR so he's not going to get banged by much bigger guys all that often.

He reminds me a lot of Smith - little undersized, but feisty as hell. I think he'll run a 4.5 at the Combine. If he runs a 4.4 he's a 2nd round pick.

He runs the best routes and has the best hands in the draft. He's not a burner, but he's quick enough. Very elusive too.

I'd happily take him in the 2nd.


In the game last year against Mo. Claiborne, I kept saying that he reminds me of Smith.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:33 PM

http://www.cbssports...-be-an-nfl-star

Prisco's view on Austin.