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Tavon Austin projected to be top 15 pick.

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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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How many WR's New England had over 6'0 tall last year? I'd give a hint... "Zero". Both teams run coryell air attack with dual TE sets.

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His speed and change of direction will make him a terror. Dude will get open...

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Biggest question I have is can Ausitn add 20 pounds and keep his speed. I would have like to see him add the weight before the combine but that didnt happen. 174 is to small to play everydown in the NFL without getting injured. While at the time I think he will be a great player. The Panthers would be wise to trade the 14th spot to a team for Austin and pick up a extra 2nd or 3rd round pick.

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I'm not surprised. I seen a ton of his games in college and I have NEVER seen a football player with his acceleration, NEVER. You have a guy that can, almost every time, get an extra 3 yards or more on just about ANY catch because of pure acceleration and YAC ability. He's not Megatron big, we've been over this, but if you combine Tavon with Cam's potential breaking out of the pocket at all times, it's going to be a TERROR for the defense. Having someone that can come back in scrambles to bail out Cam with this much YAC ability will be nice. I have also seen him go straight at a defender for that extra yard or two instead of going out of bounds, so IMO he's also pretty tough.

Not to mention the return possibilities. We've been terrible at field position on returns for a while, time to change that up.

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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.

True. However, we know as good as anyone little doesn't mean everything, if he's good. And he is.

and we also know that it won't be "two little guys" very long.

Only reciever I'd take over Austin is Patterson (maybe. Would probably still pick Austin, but I do agree with your point), and honestly I can't see that happening

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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.

only ones worth mentioning is smith and lafell. adding austin would give us two 5'9's and one 6'2 wr

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Biggest question I have is can Ausitn add 20 pounds and keep his speed. I would have like to see him add the weight before the combine but that didnt happen. 174 is to small to play everydown in the NFL without getting injured. While at the time I think he will be a great player. The Panthers would be wise to trade the 14th spot to a team for Austin and pick up a extra 2nd or 3rd round pick.

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Besides, it adds more swag. (I kid)

Idk, I really like this guy. He's like a dance when he's moving. Okay, he's short. But there's too many upsides. He would be mothafuggin terror.

There's no such thing as a Smitty 2.0, never will be, but if there was, this guy is it.

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Don't see the point in getting a reciever if the quarterback has no time to throw to him...

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True, but imagine having two smith's when you have no time. I think Cam would be fine with some fixing of the line, later round drafting, etc

Although I'm all for drafting o-line at 14

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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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