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2013 NFL Combine: West Virginia WR Tavon Austin Needs to Stop Praising Himself

(Rich Barnes/USA Today Sports)

This weekend is the perfect opportunity for college players to make a name for themselves at the 2013 NFL Combine with April’s draft right around the corner, but the last thing any player needs to do is run their mouth about being one of the best. Unfortunately for West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin–he must have never received the memo.

One of the key factors about the Combine is seeing how prospects handle the interview process and as for Austin–it took him no time to throw it out how he believes he’s the best overall player in the 2013 NFL Draft. When looking at Austin’s numbers from his senior season, there’s no question he could make an immediate impact as a rookie considering he’s capable of putting up big numbers as both a wide receiver and running back, but there’s no reason he should be praising himself this early by saying he’s the best player overall in the draft.

As a senior, Austin caught 114 passes for 1,289 yards with 12 touchdowns to go along with 643 rushing yards and three touchdowns–which is pretty impressive for any player at the college level. Austin certainly turn into the next big playmaker in the NFL, but there’s no reason for him to be making a big deal about anything just yet.

Instead, Austin needs to show he has what it takes to make an impact in the NFL during the 2013 season before he begins any talk about being the best overall player from the 2013 class.

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