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Cordarrelle Patterson vs. Tavon Austin

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Back in 2002 Smitty wasnt a number 1 receiver either.

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I have yet to see Austin catch a pass higher than 7 feet vertically. He rarely goes deep and seems to make all of his plays in space. You get him jammed up against an NFL corner on the outside and I don't think he will be nearly as effective.

Just not a fit for our offense. Cam throws a lot of his balls too high, so we need someone who can go up and get them.

Cam's accuarcy is also much better on deep routes than the short quick routes you'd have to employ to get Austin the ball in space to utilize his strengths.

I love both guys. I wanted Austin after I seen the show he put on against Clemson in that bowl game. And I've wanted to get CP since the begining of the season. I totally agree, I've yet to see TA high point a ball in the air and CP is raw. I'd take either, but both have areas that need improvement.

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Back in 2002 Smitty wasnt a number 1 receiver either.

Was that his fault or John Fox's? Smith can do things Austin can't. Namely go up and compete for passes in the air. Fight off the jam against physical NFL corners.

Its all about being a fit for the offense. Austin can and likely will have success in this league,I just don't see it being with us. I'd seriously rather have your boy Bailey in the 2nd.

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^I had been asking him about Bailey...but he always seemed to favor Tavon........

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I personally don't like the idea of taking a WR in the first. But, if we did I would want a guy like Patterson or Allen that can play on the outside. If we drafted a WR that can play on the outside we could then move Smitty to the slot which would cause matchup nightmares for defenses.

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Was that his fault or John Fox's? Smith can do things Austin can't. Namely go up and compete for passes in the air. Fight off the jam against physical NFL corners.

Its all about being a fit for the offense. Austin can and likely will have success in this league,I just don't see it being with us. I'd seriously rather have your boy Bailey in the 2nd.

No on this board even after the Superbowl people was saying Smitty wasnt a true #1 and we needed a bigger receiver.

As for Bailey he is a true slot receiver and wont be more than a #2 WR. Only issue I have with Bailey is if he can stay healthy. He doesnt seem to play well hurt. I would take him in the 2nd or 3rd though. Good production player and can make the difficult catches.

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Back in 2002 Smitty wasnt a number 1 receiver either.

And Austin isn't Smitty and we didn't have to use a top 15 pick on Smitty.

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I really think Austin's more than a slot receiver. He's quicker, tougher and stronger than your typical speed guy. He had to learn a new position in college and achieved that in stride. This shows that he's decently smart. What makes someone a #1 receiver is their ability to stretch the field and beat top corners. Can Austin get separation against top cover guys? I think so. He's certainly not someone you can beat with just bump and run; nor is he someone that has to win early, because he has elite top speed.

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Patteson can play slot with austins talent and eventually move to the outside. Him being covered by a nickel wound increase his immediate impact

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Back in 2002 Smitty wasnt a number 1 receiver either.

We have to stop comparing players to Steve Smith. We were blessed with one of the best and most unique players of all time.

Players like Austin are a dime a dozen.

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We have to stop comparing players to Steve Smith. We were blessed with one of the best and most unique players of all time.

Players like Austin are a dime a dozen.

Im not saying Austin is Smith. Im saying people didnt think Smith was a #1 receiver back then.

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Im not saying Austin is Smith. Im saying people didnt think Smith was a #1 receiver back then.

But we also didn't spend a top 15 pick to find out.

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