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#1 ARSEN

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:50 AM




Jaworski thinks Carolina should get him. He's the same size as DeSean Jackson but quicker.



After attending West Virginia's Pro Day on Thursday, ESPN's Ron Jaworski predicted WR Tavon Austin will be a top-15 pick.

"This guy is absolutely lightning quick," said Jaws. "He's one of the quickest guys I've ever seen and I've been around the game since 1973. This guy just accelerates when he gets the football and, although he's a little bit diminutive, I think this guy's gonna go in the top 15." Carolina would be an intriguing landing spot at No. 14. New Panthers GM Dave Gettleman -- a former Giants exec -- could see some Victor Cruz in the versatile Austin


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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:52 AM

Didn't Gettleman mentioned about taking BPA? There you go. Tavon Austin at 14!

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:54 AM

is there that much of a difference between this guy and joe adams that tavon would be worth a #14 pick and adams can't see the field on offense?

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 12:56 AM

is there that much of a difference between this guy and joe adams that tavon would be worth a #14 pick and adams can't see the field on offense?



WHAT????!!!!!! Ohhhhhh, you're gonna get a lot of things up your @ss really soon. Delete your post now if I was you.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:07 AM

No, I'm hoping his value continues to increase so we have a trade partner in Rams/Vikings for him. I see him as nothing better than a slot WR and return man. I can get that in the 4th rd

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:10 AM

im sold..

but lets see who left on the board at 14

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:15 AM

Dont see the hype is this kid. But there is hype so we should use it to our advantage and trade back to get an extra 2nd.

We need a big dude



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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:17 AM

is there that much of a difference between this guy and joe adams that tavon would be worth a #14 pick and adams can't see the field on offense?


Adams ran a 4.59 and plays like it. Austin is a 4.3 guy and plays like a 4.0 guy.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:20 AM

Dont see the hype is this kid. But there is hype so we should use it to our advantage and trade back to get an extra 2nd.

We need a big dude


Gettleman isn't going to trade back, so we might as well accept that. He's a big believer in the BPA philosophy.

Yeah, we do need a big receiver but we just signed Bryant and Rosario. So who knows? Dave might feel comfortable about taking Tavon at 14th.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:21 AM

Adams ran a 4.59 and plays like it. Austin is a 4.3 guy and plays like a 4.0 guy.


Austin's route-running and hands are superior too.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:29 AM

Absolutely not. I think Austin could very well be a good player, especially in the right environment, but he doesn't fit what we need. If we go WR early (and I think we should, but in the 2nd), it shouldn't be ANOTHER undersized speedy guy. Most teams have 1 or 2 undersized speedy guys at most to add some variety to their passing game. Our WR corps is dominated by undersized speedy guys.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:30 AM

Adams ran a 4.59 and plays like it. Austin is a 4.3 guy and plays like a 4.0 guy.


Adams' "play" or lackthereof had nothing to do with his speed. When he got on the field he was plenty speedy enough. He just isn't polished enough as a receiver and still gets the nerves when PRing.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:35 AM

JawyBlaze is right on target with both points. Cant pie on moblie.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:36 AM

2012 stats:

1,289 receiving yds; 12 tds
643 rushing yds; 3 tds
165 PR yds; 1 tds
813 KR yds; 1 tds

Electrifying doesn't begin to describe Austin.

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 01:46 AM

Absolutely not. I think Austin could very well be a good player, especially in the right environment, but he doesn't fit what we need. If we go WR early (and I think we should, but in the 2nd), it shouldn't be ANOTHER undersized speedy guy. Most teams have 1 or 2 undersized speedy guys at most to add some variety to their passing game. Our WR corps is dominated by undersized speedy guys.


Other than Adams and Steve (who isn't considered undersized because of his ability to fight for the ball), who else is 'small'? Don't say Edwards.

Our receiving core features Murphy (6'3), Bryant (6'5), Olsen (6'5), Rosario (6'4), LaFell (6'2), Gettis (6'3), Pilares (5'11), Edwards (5'11), Smith (5'9) and Adams (5'9). I don't see undersized WRs dominating anything.


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