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Someone please explain the Tavon Austin hype.

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I'm not a big proponent of the combine or pro-days in the first place, I don't think combine variables necessarily translate onto the field, and are looked at too seriously.

Is Tavon an explosive athlete? Of course, but so was this guy we just signed to a 1-year deal who was drafted #9 overall in 2007 (and outside of ST, we can all agree he was a bust for where he was drafted). Both seem to be similar type players coming out of college.

I would rather have the Allen's, Patterson's, Hunter's, Hopkin's, Wood's. #14 is too high to draft a gimmick player who I feel was more so a product of WVU system.

People on here would give their left nut to draft him in the 1st, someone please convenience me why he would be worth it...

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Yeah, this thread was definitely necessary. You couldn't have just jumped into the conversation in one of the various 30 page long threads on this very subject.

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[quote name='Monday Night Shyamalan' timestamp='1364941161' post='2183843']
I'm not a big proponent of the combine or pro-days in the first place, I don't think combine variables necessarily translate onto the field, and are looked at too seriously.

Is Tavon an explosive athlete? Of course, but so was this guy we just signed to a 1-year deal who was drafted #9 overall in 2007 (and outside of ST, we can all agree he was a bust for where he was drafted). Both seem to be similar type players coming out of college.

I would rather have the Allen's, Patterson's, Hunter's, Hopkin's, Wood's. #14 is too high to draft a gimmick player who I feel was more so a product of WVU system.

People on here would give their left nut to draft him in the 1st, someone please convenience me why he would be worth it...
[/quote] this is stupid

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It happens each year on the Huddle.

Every February, "a star is born". It is no longer a team sport once the combine occurs
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Everyone wants the new Smitty. We as a fanbase have a hard on for undersized recievers.
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[quote name='Floppin' timestamp='1364941746' post='2183856']
Yeah, this thread was definitely necessary. You couldn't have just jumped into the conversation in one of the various 30 page long threads on this very subject.
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Meh ... clicking over 30 pages takes too long. Plus I want the sarcastic posters with more than 10,000 posts to enlighten me ... I mean you have to be an NLF expert / insider with that many posts right??

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i've never seen anyone as quick/electric as austin. ginn and ss89 included.

i'm not saying he should be the pick at 14, but if he's there you have to consider it. unique talent.
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[quote name='SBVG' timestamp='1364949860' post='2184043']
Everyone wants the new Smitty. We as a fanbase have a hard on for undersized recievers.
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Agreed, which is why I don't understand the hype / need.

I may be alone on this, but I'm still holding out hope for Joe Adams (not that he is Austin, but could serve a similar purpose). Plus the addition of Ginn, makes the Tavon Austin train seem unwarranted.

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Its the just the thought of him being such a small target bothers me the most. Cam doesnt need anymore small targets, he needs a bigger one to make his job easier.
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[quote name='stirs' timestamp='1364945504' post='2183945']
It happens each year on the Huddle.

Every February, "a star is born". It is no longer a team sport once the combine occurs
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Which is why I started my thread in Jan.

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Honestly.... You want to know where the hype comes from
[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxzPryPMB74"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TxzPryPMB74[/url]

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Hi.

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