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Tavon Austin projected to be top 15 pick.

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Bottom line is that if Austin is all that and a bag of chips, then he should be in line for major consideration. I don't care what size he is, if he is tough. Austin said that he hasn't missed a game in 8 years. Some people come out of their asses with comparisons, but I think that the comparison to D-Jax is on point, and there are subtle suggestions that Austin could be better. This should make every Panthers fan sit up and pay attention.

I said earlier this season that I believe Adams could be on the bubble depending upon who we get in here (though he'll probably survive). The same can be said for Pilares, and Edwards is as good as gone (because he just is not an NFL caliber WR, no matter how much anyone wants him to be).

Electrifying, explosive playmakers who can take it to the house every time they touch the ball don't come along every day, so you can't just use size to reject them out of hand.

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Hi i don't post here much but that might increase first I don't like short WR's but if we are ever going to find a replacement for Steve Smith This Tavon Austin might be it

as for our current group of WR's Lafell is a stilll learning solid #2 & Gettis was appearently a 1 yr wonder & Pilares could be a good slot & ST guy & A.Edwards is a Special Teamer at best nothing more & Adams needs to develop more before he see the field as a WR

SO the question is can you see Tavon Austin as a #1 WR i can & i can't see any WR on our roster as a future #1

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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?

All I can say is watch his film......nothing there even close to Adams.He only had 572 all purpose yards against Oklahoma and 390 yards with 4 TDs against Clemson.Do you think Adams could do that?

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Since when? 5'11 remains average height for a WR.

No, they were signed to future contracts. In all likelihood, both Rosario and Bryant will grace the field as pros in 2013. Kearse and J. Thomas were offered future contracts last year and started this last season.

You say "remains" like it's an established fact. If that's so I'd like to see your sources. Under 6' is commonly accepted to be "undersized" for a WR. I doubt there's any hard data on the average height of NFL WRs, but here's some answers I found from google:

http://www.stack.com/2011/03/01/2011-nfl-combine-results-wide-receivers/

Averages from 2011 combine (didn't cherry pick the year, that's just the one that showed up in the search results)

Average Top Performer Height Height: 6'1"

Average Top Performer Height Weight: 200 lbs.

http://www.google.com.au/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CDEQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwiki.answers.com%2FQ%2FWhat_is_the_average_NFL_wide_receiver_height&ei=X_lCUcGSE7CXiQf-wIDABQ&usg=AFQjCNFWqEmutXhk0iCxu1FZeLaqS7ExLQ&sig2=RX0Lf516CvT8TAh7dXK3vw&bvm=bv.43828540,d.dGI&cad=rja

That one says 6' - 6'3

http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Average_height_and_weight_of_NFL_wide_receivers

Average height and weight of NFL wide receivers?

Answer:

After doing all the research, from what I can tell the average height and weight of an NFL wide receiver its apprmox. 6'2 and roughly 205lbs.

That one says he actually ran the data, but who knows.

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Bottom line is that if Austin is all that and a bag of chips, then he should be in line for major consideration. I don't care what size he is, if he is tough ...

Electrifying, explosive playmakers who can take it to the house every time they touch the ball don't come along every day, so you can't just use size to reject them out of hand.

I agree. If he looks like a can't miss WR prospect, size doesn't matter. All I've got to go off of is youtube videos, and based on what I've seen I don't see a guy that is a can't miss WR prospect. I haven't seen him run all the routes, I haven't seen phenomenal route running on the ones he did run, I haven't seen anything that makes me think he can run the deep ball and outjump defenders like Smitty. The closest thing I can compare him to in the NFL is a smaller Reggie Bush, based on college performance.

Could he have all the things I just listed and I haven't seen it? Sure. But based on what I've seen, if he were our pick at #14 I would initially be disappointed. I'd keep an open mind, just like I did with Kuechley (wasn't big on that pick leading to the draft when everyone was predicting it) and I'd be the first to admit I was wrong if we took Austin way too high and he turned out to be everything some here thinks he can be (like I did with Kuechley).

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Hi i don't post here much but that might increase first I don't like short WR's but if we are ever going to find a replacement for Steve Smith This Tavon Austin might be it

as for our current group of WR's Lafell is a stilll learning solid #2 & Gettis was appearently a 1 yr wonder & Pilares could be a good slot & ST guy & A.Edwards is a Special Teamer at best nothing more & Adams needs to develop more before he see the field as a WR

SO the question is can you see Tavon Austin as a #1 WR i can & i can't see any WR on our roster as a future #1

This has to be the same kepickle from scout.com haha.

But no, he isn't a #1 type receiver, though he could be a #1 offensive threat. I see him being very dangerous early in his career as a slot receiver, kick returner, and scat back. But as he ages he will just be a solid slot receiver. He could prove everyone wrong like smith did and become an unstoppable #1 receiver, so you just have to ask yourself is his floor worth it if his ceiling is that high?

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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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