Originally Posted by Mat'hir Uth Gan
Not really though. Harvin was 190 lbs of chisled muscle. And even with that, he's hurt half the season. Kendall Wright was 195 lbs. Austin plays somewhere around 170. He's the size of DeSean Jackson. Any time Jackson goes over the middle, he gets knocked out for 5 games. Amendola and Welker are about 10-15 lbs heavier and taller.
Austin is a bean pole. He will get Johnny Knox'd if he tries to run inside or play the slot in the NFL. It's just a matter of time. And I think, like DeSean Jackson, he'll fall into the 2nd Round of the draft because teams don't want to take a chance on drafting a situational and fragile player.
I think Austin will be an electric player for the 8 or so games he plays each season.
1. You can make claims that players like Percy Harvin or Kendall Wright weren't worth their mid-first round pick all you want, it doesn't change the fact that NFL teams will keep picking them there. Each year brings new rules which make the NFL more of a passing/Offense oriented league.
2. Tavon Austin is 5'084". Harvin is 5'11" and Kendall Wright is 5'10". To claim Austin is "a beanpole" because he is 174 lbs., while Percy Harvin is 190 lbs. is absurd. Harvin is almost 3 inches taller.
3. Austin has never missed a game in college. Your claim that Austin is "fragile" is simply not accurate.
4. DeSean Jackson is an inch taller and weighed less coming out than Tavon Austin. He averages about 1,000 receiving yards per season.