Tavon Austin our new RB?

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  1. BAdkins159

    BAdkins159 Well-Known Member

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    This guy could really be used. He would add to an already explosive wr group and is one heck of a rusher. He was mostly used I the slot at WVU but he was used at RB in the Oklahoma gameplan and rushed for over 300 yds. He may be better than Miller for us. This guy is a football player.
     
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    Was that the game where he had like 500 or 600 total combined yards? That game was crazy. And was mainly a runningback in high school I believe.
     
  3. twistedjay

    twistedjay Active Member

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    How many <180lb rb are there in the nfl right now?
     
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    twohype Seasoned Veteran

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    Yep...........plus Austin weighs LESS than 180....he's get killed at rb period
     
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    kvado16 A True Fan

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    Lol at him being better than Miller! The guy had a system in WVU in which allowed him to rush for that many yards, yes I like him as a slot guy but its just laughable to think he's better than Lamar Miller at his own position.
     
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    Tavon is a monster with that type of speed. All the critics keep saying the number 12 pick is too early for him. I say who cares if you really think the guy will be a major piece to the fins future and success, then do it!
     
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    uk_dolfan Founder of the FH Adam Gase fan club Moderator Finheaven VIP

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    im so sick of Austin hype. Why dont we play him at LT if Jake leaves?
     
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    Bagga-Viagra A True Fan

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    He's a Dexter McCluster clone, and you sll know how well that worked out for KC. I might take a flyer on him if he falls to the third round, but he won't.
     
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    How many little fast guys are truly and consistently NFL stars? Have we not learned anything? If Welker wasn't playing with Brady the only ones you could argue are DeSean Jackson and Santana Moss a few years ago.

    Us drafting Austin at #12 would be equally as bad as us drafting Ted Ginn at #9
     
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    Monte Ballllll
     
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    northnj dolfan Well-Known Member

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    I like Monte
     
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    I love his versatility. A creative offensive coordinator will have a lot of fun with this kid.
     
  13. fakespike

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    please GTFOH with that comparison. McCluster ran a 4.58 at the combine. Austin a 4.34 (4.25 hand timed), there is no comparison. If anything, McCluster is more like a Bess clone. there are very few players in the NFL with the quicks that Austin will bring to us, only similar players i can think of offhand are Spiller, CJ, Charles, Harvin, Hester, RG3 and maybe Vick. We can transform our offensive speed from plodding to elite in one offseason. I wouldnt pass that up because we have to fill a hole at tackle or corner (when we have 4 picks to address these spots on day 2).
     
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    IMO to small for an every down RB take stefan taylor in the 3rd round
     
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    I like the kid but not as a primary back, that's a reach in this league.
     
  16. utahphinsfan

    utahphinsfan Puck Fitzburgh

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    Agreed. In today's NFL, You need a TE/WR hybrid, Miami could fill that need w/ Eifert. A FB/TE (Clay), & RB/WR Hybrid. I"d like to see Thigpen fill that role and pass on Austin.
     
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    Probably. But RB Warrick Dunn weighed 180 lbs, and had several 1000+ yd rushing seasons, and over 10,000 rushing yds total. So it is possible that Tavon Austin could have some success at RB. Maybe.
     

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