With the 2013 NFL Draft quickly approaching, it’s safe to say Tavon Austin of West Virginia will be considered the top wide receiver from this year’s draft class as he’s already drawing comparisons to DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles.
It’s one thing for teams to snag a talented wide receiver capable of making plays in the passing game, but the fact that teams can use Austin in the ground game as well on offense–and possibly as a punt returner–makes him that much more dangerous. Austin’s blazing speed can make him nearly impossible to contain at times and the numbers from his senior season alone prove that. Not only did Austin catch 114 passes for 1,289 yards and 12 touchdowns, but he managed to record 643 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns as well.
If that doesn’t have offensive weapon written all over it–then nothing does when it comes to the NFL. Either way, Austin is the type of player that can have an immediate impact as a rookie and he seems like the type of player that is only going to get better and better each season. There are numerous teams that could use a playmaker like Austin and the bar will be set high for him to perform well during the 2013 season as a rookie.
Don’t let his size fool you–there’s a reason why Austin believes he’s the best wide receiver in this year’s draft class and he’s going to do whatever it takes to make sure he proves it.
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