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Give me Tavon Austin at 14

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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.

I just meant his versatility. As PR/KR, putting him in the backfield, putting him out wide for bubble screens, those kinds of things. But yea, i don't think he has the size to be a number 1, although who really knows at this point.

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I just meant his versatility. As PR/KR, putting him in the backfield, putting him out wide for bubble screens, those kinds of things. But yea, i don't think he has the size to be a number 1, although who really knows at this point.

To your point, he may or may not have the size to be the true prototypical WR1, but ultimately should that be the litmus test that we use to get him (and this question is for everyone)? Is D-Jax a true WR1, or is he that play-maker that must be accounted for alongside other more prototypical big-bodied WRs. I mean, D-Jax scares the poo out of you, as does Harvin, or a Victor Cruz. I could argue that none of them are true WR1s in the purest sense of the word, but I'll be damned if they can't play like one.

Austin surely would make our offense more dynamic, but all this being said I still don't know if I'd pick him with another top player of need available on the board.

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Cam + high throws / short receiver * mediocre vertical = someone other than tavon austin.

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Picking up Austin would likely put Joe Adams on notice (particularly if Tyrann Mathieu is available in the 4th). I said it once before, if we do get a WR in the draft or FA, especially one that can return, Adams is going to be on the bubble. Maybe he takes AE's spot.

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To your point, he may or may not have the size to be the true prototypical WR1, but ultimately should that be the litmus test that we use to get him (and this question is for everyone)? Is D-Jax a true WR1, or is he that play-maker that must be accounted for alongside other more prototypical big-bodied WRs. I mean, D-Jax scares the poo out of you, as does Harvin, or a Victor Cruz. I could argue that none of them are true WR1s in the purest sense of the word, but I'll be damned if they can't play like one.

Austin surely would make our offense more dynamic, but all this being said I still don't know if I'd pick him with another top player of need available on the board.

I agree, but like you said those guys have "other more prototypical big bodied WRs." We kind of don't. I would like for us to draft that deep threat like Smitty. But we didn't know what we had in Smitty at his height, so I would like to draft that prototypical. But I would absolutely not be mad if we drafted this guy. I just want that big bodied vertical threat.

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yeah the small speedy wr need pin point accurate passers like brady...newton needs calvin johnson.

now newton can be accurate but at this time hes not the most accurate guy all the time.

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Being a WVU fan ive watched Tavon Austin develop as a player. Ive been saying it for years that he is Steve Smith reborn and even better! And Smitty is my favorite player! For those of you who dont know or want to know go to youtube and and watch some of this seasons highlights. Almost everytime he touched the ball was a highlight. WVU doesnt get the national attention others do and neither did Austin. Whoever gets him will be getting a monster!

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

Far from just that.

He has an Eric Metcalf / Reggie Bush / Percy Harvin type skill set, meaning you can use him in multiple ways (receiver, runningback, return guy) as a difference maker.

He's projected by many to go 29th to the Patriots (higher in some spots). Were we to trade down, I'd be fine with him anywhere in the 20s.

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1. Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia: After slowing elite timed speed running a mid 4.3’s 40, Austin followed it up with an outstanding all around workout. He ran polished routes displaying efficiency and looked professional. Sudden and explosive in his movements, Austin consistently displayed a burst out of his cuts. Plucking the ball cleanly with his hands, Austin showed strong and natural hands. Two NFL scouts we spoke to said that after today’s workout combined with his on-field play at West Virginia that Austin warrants a top 10 selection.

http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/NFP-looks-at-players-who-shined-Sunday-at-Combine.html

Looks like he is getting some top 10 love. Im very intrigued drafting Austin at 14.

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http://www.nationalf...at-Combine.html

Looks like he is getting some top 10 love. Im very intrigued drafting Austin at 14.

If that's the truth then I'd say its fairly likely that either Patterson, Austin, or both are still available at 14. If both go top 10 or ahead of us along with the three or four offensive line prospects as expected than a great player will likely be available at our selection.

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yeah the small speedy wr need pin point accurate passers like brady...newton needs calvin johnson.

now newton can be accurate but at this time hes not the most accurate guy all the time.

I don't agree with Skye ever but this is a great point on this debate. Cam will work better with bigger targets with larger catch radiuses that Austin can't provide.

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I don't agree with Skye ever but this is a great point on this debate. Cam will work better with bigger targets with larger catch radiuses that Austin can't provide.

I cant believe im saying this but I agree with Luke, Austin is going to need an extremely accurate QB. not saying that cam isnt accurate but im talking Brees and Peyton type precesion. the larger the radius the better for Cam especially till he continues to improve his accuracy

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