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#1 top dawg

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:08 PM

Gruden is Tavon's biggest fan according to Pat Yasinskas. Dude is high on Austin, and he may just be right.

"He's my favorite player in the draft," Gruden, now an ESPN analyst, said in a conference call with the national media. “I'm sensitive to him because he's 5-foot-8 like myself. When you watch the kid play, he's magnificent. He's a great return man -- punts, kicks. He lines up at tailback, and he plays like a tailback. He looks like Darren Sproles at tailback and he looks like Wes Welker in the slot."


I've seen him be magnificent after the catch, all-purpose yardage, look, he's tough," Gruden said. “Tremendous stop and start quickness and flatout finishing speed. I've seen quick guys, fast players, but I've never seen very many that have the combination of speed and quickness like Austin has. He ran for 8,000 yards as a high school tailback in Maryland, and he averaged 7 or 8 yards a carry this year when they handed it to him. He's just a fun, deluxe joker to have on your football team. He's going to make an impact, I believe, big time."


You know I have mixed feelings about Austin, but I am starting to get that same feeling I had about Cam Newton when people were dogging him out: If Tavon Austin is there for the taking, we may forever be saying he is the one that we let get away---the perfect complement and weapon, ready-made for Cam Newton.

The Bills reportedly have Austin high on their radar, but I could live with that. But, to think that the Bucs sneak in right before us, or especially the Saints right after us, leaves a sour taste in my mouth.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:11 PM

I like him, but Gruden likes EVERYBODY.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:18 PM

I like him, but Gruden likes EVERYBODY.


Well, it certainly seems that way.


Wouldn't it be ironic if we draft Austin, Rivera sucks, and then Gruden---chomping at the bit---would be hired to coach Cam and Tavon Austin? Just thinking...Anyway, I am a Rivera guy right now.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:21 PM

Rivera has been wanting a Sproles type guy since he took over..Hurney obliged by signing Tolbert(who is the complete opposite)

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:31 PM

Rivera has been wanting a Sproles type guy since he took over..Hurney obliged by signing Tolbert(who is the complete opposite)


The Hyphen is still available. LaRod Stephens-Howling could really be a poor man's Darren Sproles. Just saying. Pittsburgh has him on their radar. I could easily see them taking Austin if he'd fall to them. If they weren't as cash strapped as we are, D-Will would have been an adequate piece of trade bait.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:33 PM

I'd be for Austin if we also have plans to draft a 2nd receiver. Someone who's a polar opposite of him. Big/possession receiver.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:34 PM

The Hyphen is still available. LaRod Stephens-Howling could really be a poor man's Darren Sproles. Just saying. Pittsburgh has him on their radar. I could easily see them taking Austin if he'd fall to them. If they weren't as cash strapped as we are, D-Will would have been an adequate piece of trade bait.


Id agree but KoolKat will post blast this thread with the same arguments from the 3000 other posts in Austin threads.

KoolKat makes me tired of saying or reading Tavon's name...or Lafell's for that matter lol.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:37 PM

if he falls to us we may find someone willing to trade up and grab him, which could be ideal if any of our targeted guys are still on the board at that point

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:39 PM

The Bills reportedly have Austin high on their radar, but I could live with that. But, to think that the Bucs sneak in right before us, or especially the Saints right after us, leaves a sour taste in my mouth.


I'll say it - SMOKESCREEN

Austin isn't the typical WR the Bills draft that fits their mold. They need an outside WR to stretch the filed as Stevie Johnson plays better in the slot going across the field rather than vertical. I honestly think they are trying to get a team to move up to grab Austin so they can justify dropping back into the first to draft Nassib OR just using as a smokescreen to cover up their intentions to grab Nassib at 8.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:39 PM

Rams are dying for him for what it is worth

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:42 PM

I thought this thread was about me lol.

But please don't even start talking about Tavon to the Bucs. I'd be pissed.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:43 PM

Would be okay with picking him.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:49 PM

He's the only receiver I'd consider taking at 14, to be honest besides MAYBE Hopkins.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:50 PM

Football is a game of mismatches. There isn't another player in this draft who is a bigger mismatch. The kid has the ability to score anytime he touches the ball. How could you not like that?

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 05:57 PM

Football is a game of mismatches. There isn't another player in this draft who is a bigger mismatch. The kid has the ability to score anytime he touches the ball. How could you not like that?

i agree. I think he won't exactly put up consistent 100 yard games, but the mismatches he can create can open up both the run and pass game.


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