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Give me Tavon Austin at 14

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20' are a tad high for him. He's a slot wr.

He's not just a slot reciever. But i don't want him at 14. If we were in the position of the Patriots or the 9ers, sure. I don't think we have that luxury right now.

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20' are a tad high for him. He's a slot wr.

Marques Colston is a slot receiver.

Wes Welker is a slot receiver.

Victor Cruz is a slot receiver.

Anquan Boldin is a slot receiver.

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He's not just a slot reciever. But i don't want him at 14. If we were in the position of the Patriots or the 9ers, sure. I don't think we have that luxury right now.

So you think he can be a number 1 wr for a team?

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So you think he can be a number 1 wr for a team?

Not likely, but he is not just a slot reciever.

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So you think he can be a number 1 wr for a team?

A lot of people on this board didnt think Smitty was a #1 WR either.

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looks like Percy Harvin wit Smittys attitude/chip

Outside of being short, how do they look anything alike?

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Austin is 5'8, 174lbs. Harvin is 5'11, 194lbs. He is extremely strong.

It is like when people used to try and compare DeSean/Smith. Smith is very, very strong for his stature. He'll run through you while DeSean prfers to run around. Which isn't a negative by the way; it is just how they play. Same with Austin/Harvin. Harvin will run through you. Austin will prefer to shake and bake you.

If you've watched them play, I don't see how you can compare Austin/Harvin. And while you weren't comparing their playstyles, they aren't built the same way. Two different players.

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On topic... I think Austin is going to be a very good player in the NFL. But people are a tad bit overrating him if you take him this high because he's still not one of the 3 best receivers in this draft. Woods proved at the combine that he is, by far, the best technician in this draft and has some very good athleticism to boot. Justin Hunter is a beast. Then you have Patterson who I'd take over Austin as well.

As for where he stands in the NFL, people shouldn't take it as a negative when people say, "he is a slot receiver." There is nothing wrong with that as someone pointed out earlier; Cruz and Welker both play predominantly from the slot. It is a very valuable position nowadays in the NFL. So that is exactly what Austin is, or should be. A slot receiver. I think he could be a solid outside receiver but it wouldn't be making the best use of him. You can't even compare him to DeSean because at least DeSean is 5'10. Austin is 5'8. It'd be best for him to be used in the slot.

I do like NFL.com's comparison for him... Randall Cobb, who also plays mainly in the slot (but I do think he could make for a solid outside receiver if given the opportunity).

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Not likely, but he is not just a slot reciever.

Well I don't see him lining up on the outside much going against bigger stronger CB. So his best fit in any scheme is the slot.

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Trindon Holiday ran a 4.29. just saying, speed alone does not a good wide receiver make.

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Cool 40 time but i saw the dude do the nakamura spin and miss a perfectly thrown ball during one of the workouts. Let the Raiders get him.

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I am would like to point out again that Smiths fire and his vertical allow him to play bigger than he is....

Austins vertical is 6-7 inches less than smittys he wont be able to play the high ball like smitty.

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