Tavon Austin Scouting Report

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Tavon Austin Scouting Report

Position: WR
Conference: Big12
School: West Virginia Mountaineers
Year/Status: Senior
Jersey Number: #1
Height & Weight: 5'9 - 171 lbs.
Draft Prediction: Second Round
Drafted 1.8 in 2013 by STL

2013 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.34
Bench press14
Vertical jump32.0
Broad jump120
20-yard shuttle4.01

2013 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia

West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin is an undersized, elusive threat who figures to work the slot at the next level given his explosive short-area quickness and ability to turn a routine screen pass into a game-breaking touchdown.

Every offense in the NFL is looking for their own Percy Harvin or Randall Cobb. That comparison is lofty, but there are similarities down to their special teams contributions in college. Austin has "it."

Although his hands aren't perfect, this can be coached up because the problem is often that he is so quick to turn and run that he will sometimes forget to bring the ball with him. That said, once the ball is in his hands, he can accelerate at an elite level. Austin is a good route-runner and does a great job finding openings in zone. In man-to-man coverage, he is very difficult to cover and defenses will likely need to keep a safety over top of him.

The key here is that he shows up at the NFL combine. Front offices are going to want to see these elite measurables in the 40-yard dash and broad jump. It's easy to put up numbers in the Mountaineers' offense. Austin's extra gear and ability to find daylight should appeal to all teams though. Look for him to be selected towards the end of the first round to early second round of the 2013 NFL Draft.

Last Updated Feb-23-2013 by Matt De Lima

2 Comments | Add Yours
Prediction: 1st Round

Given the hype he's getting, I think he goes in the top half of Round 1. Maybe as high at 8th to Buffalo.

Posted by:
CortezKennedy96HOF 04/19/13 05:13 AM
Prediction: 1st Round

he should b 1st player of the board, he is electric and can take over on receiver and kick off returns, pure gold if he puts it all together, cheifs wake up!

Posted by:
clayton 04/22/13 03:44 PM
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