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Old 11-30-2012   #11
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Default Re: Tavon Austin

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Originally Posted by Ndevine7 View Post
What are your guys thoughts on Tavon Austin. I know he's made a strong push into round 1 and might be off the board before we pick but the man is a game changer. I've watched practically every WVU game that Tavon has been there and I don't know if I've seen a more explosive athlete in and out of his cuts(slight overstatement). I know he doesn't fit he typically Kubiak WR, but Austin could add another element to this offense that would put it on another level. While Martin has improved on returns, I don't think he's as dynamic as a returner as Austin is. Austin would also be an incredible slot receiver who reminds me a bit of Percy but not quite as strong as Percy is. Austin showed against OU that he can line up in the backfield rushing 21 times for 344 yards adding 4 rec for 81 yards. While he will never be an every down back, we could utilize him as a Sproles type player who can catch the ball out of the backfield as well as taking an occasional run when he's not playing the slot. Depending on who else is available, if he is available late first (or early second if we trade back) I think he would make this offense even more potent and improve the return game. Other receivers from the state of West Virginia that I am high on are Aaron Dobson from Marshall in the 2nd or Steadman Bailey from WVU in the 3rd. While I don't know if Kubiak would take another WR given he likes the 3 young guys, I think all three of these receivers could really help this team.
I'm 100% on board and agree.

I love Austin he is a rare dynamic playmaker

His gamebreak ability and speed out weight my concerns of his size.
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