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Tavon Austin to Work Out With The Panthers

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he is the only wr i can see taking in the 1st, would love it. no way he lasts to the second imo

i can see him being like a mike wallace for us.

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For real, lol. Percy is alot closer

Ehhh, considering Austin has Wallace's shortcomings, I stand by my comparison. Percy is the better and more polished receiver, but I do see the similarities in their game.

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Not sure I understand these Mike Wallace comparisons. Austin, from what I have seen and read, isn't viewed as a deep threat. At least at this point in his career he hasn't developed that part of his game but I think he could eventually stretch the field vertically.

Currently, Austin is a matchup nightmare for anyone in the slot and can be lethal running out of the backfield or with sweeps, screens, crossing routes, and what not. He is great at returning kicks and punts and is just a playmaker that can be used in a variety of ways and is the definition of versatile.

As I have said in the draft forum, my only worry is his durability and I wonder if Shula could really use Tavon to the best of his ability to get the most out of him in our offense.

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Ehhh, considering Austin has Wallace's shortcomings, I stand by my comparison. Percy is the better and more polished receiver, but I do see the similarities in their game.

I think he may be referring to Percy Harvin coming out of college.

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That may be the worst comparison since Luke Kuechly to Dan Connor.

No, that distinct honor goes to Buc fans for their comparison of Kuechly as Ruud 2.0.

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Also, I think Austin could allow us to trade back possibly if he isn't our guy. I could see the Vikings wanting another Harvin type player and looking to move up ahead of the Rams to secure Harvin if he is available right before they pick at 16.

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I think he may be referring to Percy Harvin coming out of college.

Austin definitely has Harvin's agility and ability to make defenders miss but WV never rarely tried to establish Tavon as a deep threat. Wallace of course is bigger and is the type of receiver that stretches the field with his straight-line speed but when looking at Austin and Wallace, they're more alike than fans realize, especially when arriving to their receiving skills.

Either way, I see The Pats picking him up.

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Austin definitely has Harvin's agility and ability to make defenders miss but WV never rarely tried to establish Tavon as a deep threat. Wallace of course is bigger and is the type of receiver that stretches the field with his straight-line speed but when looking at Austin and Wallace, they're more alike than fans realize, especially when arriving to their receiving skills.

Either way, I see The Pats picking him up.

I don't think he has much of a chance of falling to 29 after the combine performance he just had and he will likely impress just as much in private workouts and his pro-day.

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Also, I think Austin could allow us to trade back possibly if he isn't our guy. I could see the Vikings wanting another Harvin type player and looking to move up ahead of the Rams to secure Harvin if he is available right before they pick at 16.

The Vikings already have a "Harvin Type" WR in Jarius Wright.. He even stepped in Harvin's shoes when he got injured

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goodwin is more of a mike wallace

tavon is more of a percy harvin guy.

slots dont have more than 10 tds a years?? or do they....can someone confirm this....

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Question:

These 'bullet' type of players are nice to watch but can they survive in the NFL for more than five seasons? Sproles is a special talent (avoided injuries) but players like DeAnthony Thomas and Tavon Austin have small frames that would scare the crap out of fans and the coaching staff every time a crushing tackle were to be delivered.

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Not sure I understand these Mike Wallace comparisons. Austin, from what I have seen and read, isn't viewed as a deep threat. At least at this point in his career he hasn't developed that part of his game but I think he could eventually stretch the field vertically.

Currently, Austin is a matchup nightmare for anyone in the slot and can be lethal running out of the backfield or with sweeps, screens, crossing routes, and what not. He is great at returning kicks and punts and is just a playmaker that can be used in a variety of ways and is the definition of versatile.

As I have said in the draft forum, my only worry is his durability and I wonder if Shula could really use Tavon to the best of his ability to get the most out of him in our offense.

the comparisons for me is the mismatch factor. wallace gets open half the time because big ben is so fuggin hard to take down and who the hell can cover wallace for more than 4 sec while half the team tries to tackle ben..

i would rather take a risk on a sure cut mismatch than drafting a possible one with the bigger wrs. if he can track a deep ball or develop and perfect that skill, thats my point...

drafting back into the late first round and still pick him up would be perfect

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