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Old 02-24-2013, 10:02 AM   #151
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I'll be interested to see how high Tavon Austin goes and then how he will be utilized by the team that drafts him.

A smart coach will line him up all over and take advantage of the mismatch potential he presents.

If Tavon Austin played for Denver, I'd line him up in the slot quite a bit and have Peyton Manning hitting him in stride on the run 8 to 10 yards down the field and then watch him run through secondaries racking up YAC with that 4.25 speed.

I've also been impressed with the way he plucks the ball out of the air in the red zone.

Austin is not afraid to go up and get it in the end zone for a dude who is only 5'8.

Here is a nice highlight compilation that was recently put together for Tavon Austin.

They highlight his returns first, then his rushing skills, and then his receiving skills.

It was bad ass when he tore up Oklahoma this season to the tune of 344 yards rushing and 82 yards receiving.

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Old 02-24-2013, 10:16 AM   #152
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FYI Austin's forty time officially was over a tenth of a second higher than the unofficial. 4.35 not 4.24. Same as Swope from A&M.

Goodwin from Texas ran the fastest for a WR with a 4.27 officially

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Old 02-24-2013, 10:27 AM   #153
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Austin had a super short vert (32''). Pretty bad for his height.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:32 AM   #154
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id like d andre hopkins in the second if hes there !
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:44 AM   #155
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Knile Davis just ran a 4.3!!!!
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:50 AM   #156
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Knile Davis just ran a 4.3!!!!
isnt he coming off an injury too ? thats a great time
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:51 AM   #157
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Austin could be huge for any team that takes him. Guys like Harvin and Cobb have had a big impact over the past few years. I'd be fine with Denver taking Austin at 28 assuming he even makes it that far. Could be a game changer out of the slot or out of the backfield. I think Holliday has returns wrapped up and I'd rather not have Denver use Holliday on O. Dante Hall and Devin Hester seemed to lose a little something in the return game when they were made a large part of their offenses.
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isnt he coming off an injury too ? thats a great time
Yes. The question with him is durability not speed. I still think he is 3rd/4th rounder.
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:54 AM   #159
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I saw him on most boards as a 4th-5th round RB.. He ran a 4.3 but he's 225-230! He was phenomenal on tape two years ago. I would LOVE him in the fifth round!
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:05 AM   #160
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dont we have a guy on IR last year that is 230 with 4.3 speed. what makes davis different then him
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:11 AM   #161
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Markus Wheaton is a guy I am looking at, good speed, good jump, and solid career production. He also has excellent size for a slot guy and could be a really good pick in round 2.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:11 AM   #162
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Stepfon Taylor ran 4.78. That'll hurt him
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:13 AM   #163
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I know it's like saying water is wet, but Denard Robinson is a helluva athlete. Honestly, I was pretty impressed with Tyrann Mathieu's interview. Obviously, he's been coached on what to say, but the kid is clearly pretty intelligent, not a complete Pacman Jones idiot.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:14 AM   #164
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Bell getting a 4.52 ain't bad. Bernard at 4.5 is absolutely pathetic for his size. Knile Davis is a good prospect, character and durability concerns. Blazed it.

Saw some turds run 4.7+ and a guy almost at 4.97. . . lol what a loser.
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I know it's like saying water is wet, but Denard Robinson is a helluva athlete. Honestly, I was pretty impressed with Tyrann Mathieu's interview. Obviously, he's been coached on what to say, but the kid is clearly pretty intelligent, not a complete Pacman Jones idiot.
Robinson excites me as an athlete, too, but he looked pretty raw as a receiver at the Senior Bowl, from what I saw. Definitely would need a couple years to develop.

I like mathieu in the middle rounds. He's a Charles Tillman type playmaker
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Bell getting a 4.52 ain't bad. Bernard at 4.5 is absolutely pathetic for his size. Knile Davis is a good prospect, character and durability concerns. Blazed it.

Saw some turds run 4.7+ and a guy almost at 4.97. . . lol what a loser.
Bernard may have run himself from the top of the 2nd round, to the top of the 3rd round. For Bell's size and build a 4.5 is plenty fast enough. He's got a really nice one cut downhill running style. Seems like a Fox back too. Wouldn't be surprised at all if we pulled the trigger on him as high as the bottom of the 3rd round.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:24 AM   #167
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I saw him on most boards as a 4th-5th round RB.. He ran a 4.3 but he's 225-230! He was phenomenal on tape two years ago. I would LOVE him in the fifth round!
He led the SEC in rushing for backs. Last year he came back stronger in the weight room than two years ago and he showed flashes of speed. He played scared like he was just trying to get through the year without injuries. Arkansas was a disaster last year. The team seemed to quit after all the adversity.
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Bell getting a 4.52 ain't bad. Bernard at 4.5 is absolutely pathetic for his size. Knile Davis is a good prospect, character and durability concerns. Blazed it.

Saw some turds run 4.7+ and a guy almost at 4.97. . . lol what a loser.
Boren ran the 4.9 and he is fullback. anything under 5.0 is fast,
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Swope has horrible hands, he catches with his body.

Vernon has great hands and could be a good late round slot WR.

Stills, Wheaton, Woods, Patterson, Hopkins.. There are so many quality WRs. I don't see the need to take one in the first round..
Swope has the smallest hands out of the WRs. 8"1/8 I think that will be his biggest problem at the next level.
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McCalebb with a 4.21 40, curious if this will stay the same when the official time comes in
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4.21 40 out of a 168 pound RB.
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He led the SEC in rushing for backs. Last year he came back stronger in the weight room than two years ago and he showed flashes of speed. He played scared like he was just trying to get through the year without injuries. Arkansas was a disaster last year. The team seemed to quit after all the adversity.
Hopefully that doesn't stay with him.. I think that's great mid round value. I mocked Bell to us in my offseason plan and 4.5 is plenty fast enough for his size. But Davis brings both power and speed..

Who are you drafting for?
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:35 AM   #173
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But what is his value? He's so small.. 4.21 is lightning fast, but does he have functional speed..?
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:48 AM   #174
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Hopefully that doesn't stay with him.. I think that's great mid round value. I mocked Bell to us in my offseason plan and 4.5 is plenty fast enough for his size. But Davis brings both power and speed..

Who are you drafting for?
I'm drafting for Philly.

Davis was compared to McFadden two years ago for his speed/size combo before the injury. Some thought he would be better.
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Bell looks great in the drills for a man his size. Haters gonna hate. LEVEON BELL FOR LIFE.
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