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#81 koolkatluke

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:03 AM

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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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:20 AM

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

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:36 AM

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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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:27 AM

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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Posted 25 February 2013 - 09:49 AM

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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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:07 AM

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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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:14 AM

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

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:16 AM

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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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:36 AM

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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Posted 25 February 2013 - 11:07 AM

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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