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From Mike Maytock:

Texas pass-catcher Marquise Goodwin and West Virginia wideout Tavon Austinwere two of the fastest wide receivers in the 40-yard dash Sunday at the NFL Scouting Combine.

And while both were fast, but they're not equal football players, said NFL Network's Mike Mayock and Charles Davis.

"In football pads, the good thing about Austin -- we don't know as much about Goodwin as a wideout -- I can tell you about Tavon Austin," Mayock told Rich Eisen. "You want to talk about one of the most electric players I've ever seen in college football. He put a

that was one of the most amazing I've ever seen. Over 500 yards of offense -- he played mostly tailback."

Said Mayock: "In the NFL, it's all about matchups, and this young man is a matchup nightmare. What I love about (Austin), he's got good hands. We already know he can run, we know how quick he is. I know he's tough. And he's a game-changer."

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Charles Davis cites Austin as a legitimate threat who makes defenders miss in space. Even when men are in position, Austin finds a way to get past obstacles for chunks of real estate. The early read on Goodwin suggests an unfinished product.

"(Austin) is a football player who runs like a track athlete," Davis said. "Marquise Goodwin, in my opinion, is a track athlete trying to play the game of football. And it's a different deal."

Their speed alone means both men are assured an NFL home, but Austin might have helped himself as much as any skill player at the combine.

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i understand..........but on avg slots aint scoring that many tds(10+). on avg deep threats are.

yeah i can give you a few deep threats that didnt score alot like smith but i cant give you ANY slots that score more than 10 tds.

im not expecting him to score 10 tds year after year..only to pull down attention to open up others in the red zone bc if he is let go he will score.

Just like welker did in NE opens up teh run and the TEs.

Tamme will have a break out year in Denver bc of Welker.

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I will admit he would be an unorthodox pick but feel he will be a play maker watching footage of him.

Hall of Fame running back Marshall Faulk recently said that "Austin is Percy Harvin and Wes Welker rolled into one". Talk about some seriously high praise.

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First off, you guys act like slotwr is the only way or the best way to strategize on a team.

I guess Dallas Clark was trash with Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne on the outside.

I guess Brandon Stokley didn't help win games because the middle of the field was wide open due to Marvin and Reggie making safetys play off. Which sets up mismatches if the olb is not a good cover guy.

Many teams have won the supebowl without a star slot, never seen many without a star deep threat.

Of course people bring up Brady, he was caught with spy gate and David Givens, while not a star, had an 18.5 avg.....that's a deep threat.

Also you guys act like you have to this super sonic speedster at the slot position, which is untrue. Welker only runs a 4.6, and he also was an UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT.

Dont't know why anyone is trying to spend a first round pick on a slotwr when there is clearly no need to, since they are just a pawn in the bigger game to score.

Also Brady never won the Superbowl with Welker used as a strategy. Also, Welker and Percy are very tough. Tavon is a little small which cause me too wonder if he can take constant punishment. You can't run out of bounds to avoid tackles while catching over the middle!.

Also, I don't know if you guys have been to NFL.com, but they are reporting that the NFL as a whole, does not really value slotwr. That's why guys like Mike Wallace get big pay checks and sotwr get chump change like Welker.

Now if you offer me a slotwr that can do both like Victor Cruz, then I'll be all in. Victor ran 50 percent of snaps from the outside and the rest from the slot.

He also has a Superbowl on his resume, hmmmm, wonder who he beat out?

See most people don't know that there are 3 different type of slotwr, but I'll go into that later.

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You're still looking at Austin as a slot wr.

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You're still looking at Austin as a slot wr.

Bc he is a "slot" receiver and will be best utilize as a slot receiver. He's no 89.

Corners are getting bigger and bigger. Just look at this upcoming draft in April. Milliner, Rhodes, Banks, Desmond, and Amerson are all 6'0 or taller. You dont want a 5'8 receiver playing on the outside just bc he has some speed.

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That is a sad reason not to take him (we do not use the weapons we have).You cannot ignore his accomplishments and film compared to patterson. He is more than just a slot receiver and has the ability to move outside.He is a Sproil and harvin in one package

So it's a sad reason to want to see the players we drafted in the "LAST 2 Years" used. Before we draft another player that is suppose to do the same type things??

Really??

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Hey fellas it's me Joe the guy you were excited about last year. I'm still here don't give up on me yet. I can do the slot and special team exciting plays as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npJR0HCaey8

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Hey fellas it's me Joe the guy you were excited about last year. I'm still here don't give up on me yet. I can do the slot and special team exciting plays as well.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npJR0HCaey8

I love that boy. I still haven't forgot about him. He's going to be something special. He will be a tremendous Returner. Could def be a very good slot receiver.

He was somewhat the better receiver out of the three draftees outta Arkansas last year. Greg Childs had huge potential but had a serious injury. Hopefully he can recover from it. And Jarius Wright played damn well in the few games he got to play. I know Adams can have the same impact if he can just get out of Rivera's dog pound.

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I love that boy. I still haven't forgot about him. He's going to be something special. He will be a tremendous Returner. Could def be a very good slot receiver.

He was somewhat the better receiver out of the three draftees outta Arkansas last year. Greg Childs had huge potential but had a serious injury. Hopefully he can recover from it. And Jarius Wright played damn well in the few games he got to play. I know Adams can have the same impact if he can just get out of Rivera's dog pound.

That was the point Chuck. Why draft a guy at 14 when we have a guy we drafted "LAST YEAR" to do the same thing. To bad Chud was a dumb ass who couldn't find a way to get this guy more chances on the field. Or Rivera has the dumbest Dog house rules. Naka gets to fug up a lot and everybody else has to be inactive.

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