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Tavon Austin... who does he compare to?

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by Verdict, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    I don't watch college football and I saw it. It was one of the more dominating performances of the last couple years.
     
  2. zrinkill

    zrinkill Diamond surrounded by trash

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    I would love to get this kid ....... and would not care who hated the pick.
     
  3. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    He is very similar to Harvin he is just a good bit smaller than Harvin and a tad faster which says a lot. He is the type of player who can take it all the way to the house at any time.
     
  4. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    He's not bigger, but is most likely tougher. Desean is much taller.

    Desean Jackson was the 49th pick overall, btw.
     
  5. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Jackson fell due to character issues. Not talent.
     
  6. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    He also plays on the outside a good bit.

    I'm not sure, but I think if Tavon were to go at 18, he wuld be the highest drafted slot receiver in NFL history.
     
  7. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    I think he goes before 18.

    I have heard two different scouts say that he is the most electric player they have ever seen on tape.

    As a rule slot WRs do not go as high...however He is not the rule, he is the exception.

    As Jerry would say...he is a WOW player.
     
  8. WPBCowboysFan

    WPBCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    2" is much taller?
     
  9. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    I think he may go 13th.

    I'm not saying he should go 13th, but the Jets have that extra 1st rounder and that would be a situation where you may swing for the fence.
     
  10. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    As much as I love him...I hope that he does go that high.

    That is another player dropping to us and that removes the temptation of taking him.:D
     
  11. HoustonFrog

    HoustonFrog Well-Known Member

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    Being I'm a TCU guy and was very into the game last year against W. Va, watch these two plays. The guys is sick. Luckily TCU won. The first, wait for the replay to see the moves up close

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSVCy2ik_bI

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eYa9miedePA

    I think he is a cross between Devin Hester and Percy Harvin. Guy who can give take small plays in the slot and make them bigger and a guy who can bust returns. Not as thick as Harvin
     
  12. diehard2294

    diehard2294 America's Team

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    Bob Sturm tweeted there is a lot of Buzz at valley ranch about Austin and Vacarro
     
  13. AZ_Cowboys_Fan

    AZ_Cowboys_Fan Active Member

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    Hmmmm.... well I love Austin and hate Vacarro so not sure how to take this :laugh2:
     
  14. reddyuta

    reddyuta Well-Known Member

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    both will be gone before 18 and i think thats a good thing even though i like Austin.
     
  15. BrAinPaiNt

    BrAinPaiNt Bad Santa Staff Member

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    Agreed. :starspin
     
  16. DFWJC

    DFWJC Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    He is sick, no doubt.

    I even think comparing him to Harvin and Hester is not totally out of line.

    However:

    Devin Hester is 5'11, 190
    Percy Harvin is 5'11, 184
    Tavon Austin is 5'8, 174


    I will make this argument for Austin though; he is more sturdy,imo, than his size on paper shows.

    I recall when Chris Johnson came out and so many questioned his durabilty. I thought he was much stronger than some thought for his size.
    Well, 5 straight 1000+ yard seasons, ave 1377 yards per season, nearly 300 carries per year and still nearly 4.7 ypc.....and not one game missed due to injury.
     
  17. ABQCOWBOY

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    He reminds me of Eric Metcalf.
     
  18. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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  19. ufcrules1

    ufcrules1 Well-Known Member

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    I don't hate Vacarro but I don't want us drafting him at 18 either. I would love Austin but we need to fix the lines first. Give me Sheldon, Cooper, Fluker or Warmack and I will be happy.
     
  20. HoustonFrog

    HoustonFrog Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I figured he was smaller but didn't know by that much from those two. Thanks for that! Knew, as I mentioned, that he didn't look as thick as Percy. But I agree completely with you. Seems like a guys who is sturdy and he doesn't take many direct hits. Now he'' take more hits in the pros but I still like what he can do from slot and in different formations and in the return game. Game changing plays.
     

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