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Tavon Austin to Work Out With The Panthers

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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 to pick him up would be perfect

Never thought of it that way. I'd agree that they do present similar mismatch problems for defenses. Now that you mention it, the thought of Cam extending a play and finding Tavon wide open with a sea of green in front of him could do quite a bit for this offense in terms of extending drives and getting those big chunk plays.

I just do not see him falling to the late first. His stock has been and will continue to rise as we approach draft day.

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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.

Whenever I watch Tavon one of the things I frequently noticed is that he rarely took any big body shots or hits. He was pretty smart about getting out of bounds to avoid contact when no extra yards could be gained and he is just so elusive and fast that quite frankly it is very difficult to get a good lick on him. I do worry about his durability to some extent, though. Hoping he could gain and sustain another 10-15 pounds on his frame.

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never seen how these slots can be called so dynamic when they only avg 6 tds a year............rather have someone in the mold of aj green that can create mix match over the middle or deep. and avg 12 tds a year.

lets compare a solid wr in nelson to the best slot wr. als both of these guys have top 5 qbs.

nelson best year he had 1200 yards with 15 tds with an 18avg

welker best year he had 1500 yards with 9 tds wit an 12.2avg

meh you know who im taking and hes not even the best at his positon...lol i could have compared him to moss but i like the little guy, really not trying to make him look bad. lol

hey slots are very useful in strategy but they will not replace a true deep threat playmaker who can also go cross the middle.

like i said before the top tight ends have more of an impact in tds(which is the most important) then the top slot wr.

i believe smith can move into the slot and have good success. they already have olson.....and a guy like lafell. panthers need a true deep threat.

thats what made the ravens so lethal last year. torrey smith and jones ripped the hats off of defense. ravens never stayed behind in games long because in 5 secs joe could rip a long one down field and score in no time.....you got to make defense fear that you can go down the field at anymoment and score with ease.

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guy's agility and acceleration are insane. i'm sure he'll be a good player but... i'd rather not take a slot receiver/return specialist at 14.

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im trying hard not to compare him to smitty but the size and quickness are there. the nose for the endzone is there. austin does seem to avoid contact while still getting extra yards, it looks as though he is smart about it from what ive seen. does seem thinner but smitty wasnt that much bigger coming out of utah.

obviously 5'9 smitty would just act like a pissed off 6'5 wr and run past you or through you. cant expect the wr comparisons to even be a thought when it comes to his heart and grit. so no he's not like him atm, but who really knows, he could have something to prove too.

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Austin had nearly 3,000 all-purpose yards his senior season.

Let that sink in for a moment. That's an average of ~230 yards a game. Also, just found a quote from Austin saying you shouldn't worry about his durability going forward because he hasn't been hurt or missed a game in 8 years.

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The only description that is relevant, is if Gettleman would describe him as a playmaker.

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lol....arguing over whether he compares more to wallace or harvin and at the same time saying wouldn't take him until the 2nd.

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I know, many more workouts still coming up.

I can't see us bringing in a WR through FA. If any, it'll be another Naanee kind of guy.

We do not need anymore Naanee type of guys.We are loaded with them

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do yall think Shula will use Tavon right?

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The guy can make plays.He is versatile as he can play,slot, scat back, and punt and kick-off returns. He has elite speed and acceleration. As far as being the deep threat...I dont know if he was really given the opportunity but with his speed it certainly not out of the question.

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Do not want at 14.

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