As I pointed out earlier in another post, Austin is a better option than Rainey because for starters, he doesn't come with the character issues. Secondly, he isn't the same style of runner; whereas Rainey is a straight on track-style runner who couldn't seem to make anyone miss, Austin on the other hand has the break away speed, and it's really hard to even get a hand on him, much less a helmet.
Not sure he's a feature back in the NFL, and I'm not even advocating a 1st round pick, but if he lasts til the 2nd he's worth a shot at least.
According to draftscout, Tavon Austin is one inch shorter and ten pounds lighter than Antonio Brown was coming out. Emmanuel Sanders was 3 inches taller and 11 pounds heavier. But, those two were not first or second rounders.
Last edited by Mister Pittsburgh; 03-03-2013 at 10:30 AM.
Ray Rice has made a living out of the pause step and jump cut, Tavon Austin is a step above him IMHO.
2nd round, only because he doesnt sack the QB or play QB.
1. T.J Watt, OLB/DE, Wisconsin
2. Obi Melifonwu, S, Connecticut
3. Damontae Kazee, CB, San Diego State
4. Jeremy Sprinkle, TE, Arkansas
5. Josh Reynolds, WR, Texas A&M
6. Barry Sanders, RB, Oklahoma State (How can you go wrong with that name, however the sample size is so small that his dad may be better even in his 50's)
7. Alec Torgersen, QB, Pennsylvania