2013 NFL Draft: New York Jets Express Interest in Selecting WR Tavon Austin

By Dan Parzych
(Rich Barnes/USA Today Sports)

The New York Jets are one of a few teams that will have an advantage in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft on Thursday considering they have two picks thanks to last week’s trade that sent Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Jets will have multiple options when it comes to using the No. 9 and No. 13 pick on Thursday, but it appears they may already have their eyes set on one rookie they would like to bring on board for the 2013 season–Tavon Austin of West Virginia.

When looking at the amount of talented wide receivers from this year’s class, there’s no question Austin will most likely turn out to be the best after a steller career with the Mountaineers. His height may be a reason for concern, but Austin managed to find a way to still put up solid numbers during his time at West Virginia–so there’s no reason to be concerned when it comes to him making the transition to the NFL.

Not only does Austin possess great speed in the passing game, but he’s proven to be effective in the ground game as well–which is just one of many reasons why the Jets are considering him for the 2013 season. Austin claims that New York told him they “have a plan” when it comes to landing him in the draft and for a team that ranked near the bottom of the league last year in offense–a player like Austin would be a great addition in this year’s draft.

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