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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Austin is a Steve Smith, Wes Welker, Percy Harvin all put into one.

The guy is simply electric and when he has the ball he can score on any play, no matter how many guys have an angle on him. He will make an entire defense miss and look silly doing so.

Austin is the pick at 14 or I'm bummed out.

Imagine an offense with...

Cam
Williams & Stewart
Smith
Lafell
Austin
Olsen

Could be tops in the NFL if Shula pulls through for us, which he will.


Top in the NFL is pushing it, would definitely be a nice supporting cast for Cam though.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't like the Percy Harvin comparisons because Harvin is practically a RB/WR hybrid and breaks tackles.


I don't really think Austin will be picked as high as people are projecting. It's just a huge investment in a smaller player which has inevitable durability issues and longevity is a question.


Most of all, Austin does nothing to help redzone offense which hurt us greatly early in the season. The offense needs to get more size and strength and avoid becoming finess.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can hand him the ball out of the backfield in the redzone and he will make guys miss. He will be very hard to tackle even at the next level.

340 yards rushing against OK and the fact he's a KR/PR shows he's tough.


Just watch his highlights.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3_UNFZHSQU
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also what do you think Tavon Austin is. A RB/WR hybrid.

Just ask Oklahomas defense.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Smitty89 wrote:
You can hand him the ball out of the backfield in the redzone and he will make guys miss. He will be very hard to tackle even at the next level.

340 yards rushing against OK and the fact he's a KR/PR shows he's tough.


Just watch his highlights.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T3_UNFZHSQU


We don't need this, at all. Laughing
I much prefer Patterson. Unless we could get Austin in round 2, which I doubt.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was a response to him not being a "threat" in the redzone.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not buying that the 5' 8" 174 lb player is a WR/HB hybrid. Even if you want to say he is, why would you pick him if every fan here has been complaining about how many runningbacks we have?

It's laughable you'd even consider giving him redzone carries over Cam, Tolbert, Stewart and even DeAngelo.


If his success is based on making people miss, it's not going to work. He isn't a deep threat. Despite all those big plays he averaged 11.3 per catch.


Give me a WR that can go up and get it and stretch the field. Someone who can use their body to shield defenders on a consistent basis and high point the ball.

Gettleman came from the Giants where they put Cruz/Nicks together and it worked wonders. Atlanta has Jones/White and Denver has Decker/Thomas. Even Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin would fit that mold during the playoffs. GB did it with Jennings/Jones/Nelson/Driver.

We need real WRs not gimmick video game receivers. Those guys can be found later on like in the second and third. Picking a slot receiver in the first is just not smart.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been saying this for a longggg time now, our options should be limited down to either Austin or Patterson with our first round pick.

Steve gets doubled almost every single play and the NFL is now a passing league, having one of those guys pair up with 89 would be an AMAZING thing to watch Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stedman Bailey is going to be a steal in this draft..
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll just let you eat your words in 3 seasons when Austin is one of the biggest playmakers in the NFL. I'm not going to argue over this.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And to clear it up I wouldnt even consider handing the ball off to Austin in the red zone, I was using that as a far fetched point to be made that whoever said he isn't a redzone threat. Just give him the ball and he will make anyone miss.

Fast and speed is the new way of the game, he has more of that than most players already in the NFL. He is the most agile, shifty, electrifying player I can remember watching on film. And he's no Reggie Bush.

We're all entitled to our opinion but Austin is going to be special in the pros. I'll take Mike Mayok and other top evalutors opinions and facts over someone on a forum.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im with James.. Bailey is more Steve Smith like than Austin. If we can get him in the second I think that would be better value than getting Austin in the first.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarolinaRoar wrote:
Im with James.. Bailey is more Steve Smith like than Austin. If we can get him in the second I think that would be better value than getting Austin in the first.


I vote for both, seriously...

1. Steve Smith
2. Tavon Austin
3. Stedman Bailey

Sure our defense would likely suck, but if we're putting up 40 points per game, that means we can give up 39 points per game on defense and still go 16-0 Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Loooking at Tavon Austin highlights, which are impressive; he reminds me a lot of Percy Harvin at Florida, just a little bit shorter. They seems to have been used the same way in college as a flanker pretty much, ran the ball, caught passes, returns, etc. Harvin played better competition at Florida is the only major difference that I see.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shaX 07 wrote:
CarolinaRoar wrote:
Im with James.. Bailey is more Steve Smith like than Austin. If we can get him in the second I think that would be better value than getting Austin in the first.


I vote for both, seriously...

1. Steve Smith
2. Tavon Austin
3. Stedman Bailey

Sure our defense would likely suck, but if we're putting up 40 points per game, that means we can give up 39 points per game on defense and still go 16-0 Very Happy

Now this I wouldnt have a problem with, even though I want to draft a DT!!! That would be an exciting offense!!!!
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