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Old 01-25-2013, 10:57 AM   #101
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OK, so Austin is 5-9 171. Over 100 catches each of the past 2 years. How the heck did he end up rushing for 350 yards against Okla?
That's the thing (against Oklahoma), they knew that teams would play a CB & a S on him... so, they lined him up in the backfield, which confused the defense. They did the same thing against Clemson (the season before), and he had four TD runs.

If a team double-teams him, just move him to RB. If they start stacking the box, split him out. He is a nightmare to cover... like a much smaller Marshall Faulk.

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Due to his diminutive size, he will go in the 20s... which works out well for him & for the team that drafts him. Why? Those teams are play-off teams, and don't need a starter and/or could use a situational playmaker. Alas, I see him as a PERFECT fit in New England. Argh!!!
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:11 AM   #102
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dudes smaller than chris rainey, he won't last in the nfl
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:15 AM   #103
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dudes smaller than chris rainey, he won't last in the nfl
Maybe he will if he doesn't punch women.
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dudes smaller than chris rainey, he won't last in the nfl
He reminds me of Jermaine Lewis... but, Austin could actually contribute on plays besides just ST.

Small... but, on the right team, he'll contribute 8-10 TDs.
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Maybe he will if he doesn't punch women.
Which never happened. Good thing Rooney overreacted.

Again.
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He reminds me of Jermaine Lewis... but, Austin could actually contribute on plays besides just ST.

Small... but, on the right team, he'll contribute 8-10 TDs.
Lots of little guys have been successful over the years. Warrick Dunn and Darren Sproles come to mind.
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Lots of little guys have been successful over the years. Warrick Dunn and Darren Sproles come to mind.
Casey Hampton... uh... LOL.

Joking aside: agreed.

Living in SD, I know first-hand why Sproles was franchise tagged... and why, when he became a FA, that Drew Brees BEGGED the Saints to sign him ASAP. Sproles is dynamic...

...as will be Austin.
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Default Re: Mike Wallace Has Likely Played His Last Game For The Steelers

Well, the Saints are transitioning to a 3-4 and that means they're going to take Jordan - assholes.

So, we either have to take Elam or a WR in the first round. Cordarrelle Patterson or Tavon Austin in the first round and I'd be happy. I agree with Teegre, the dude is going to be a playmaker despite his size. I think he's more electric and has more potential than Sproles does due to his catching ability and his knack for getting separation.

I think we should be the in market for a taller WR as we already have smaller, faster guys and the lack of a legitimate redzone target is hurting us right now. Grabbing someone like Cordarrelle Patterson or Keenan Allen in the first round makes more sense. Even Justin Hunter in the second would fit a need. If we were to take someone like Hunter or Rogers in the second, that would free us up to take Elam at 17 if we so choose.

This is all hinging on the probability that the Saints now take Jordan to play as their 3-4 OLB.
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Casey Hampton... uh... LOL.

Joking aside: agreed.

Living in SD, I know first-hand why Sproles was franchise tagged... and why, when he became a FA, that Drew Brees BEGGED the Saints to sign him ASAP. Sproles is dynamic...

...as will be Austin.


I'd like to see a trade-down to pick up a quality pick and then take Austin in the mid/late 20's.

On that vid I saw moves from Austin that I haven't seen on any NFL player that I can recall.

I know he caught a lot of balls but how are his hands?
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I'd like to see a trade-down to pick up a quality pick and then take Austin in the mid/late 20's.

On that vid I saw moves from Austin that I haven't seen on any NFL player that I can recall.

I know he caught a lot of balls but how are his hands?
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Exactly. The last time that I saw a player juke someone so badly, was Eric Metcalf. (Barry Sanders is also an acceptable answer.)

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Great hands. Great concentration. Plus, he fights for the ball.

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Now, I'm not necessarily advocating drafting a WR, and not at 17 (trade down & get him, if he were to be drafted)... but... IF a WR is drafted, I think that he HAS to be in the conversation.
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