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    Quote Originally Posted by Jooser View Post
    The only people tackling him are his teammates in the endzone. No he isn't too tall, and no he isn't a big bodied receiver, but what he is...IS ELECTRIC !
    It's ELECTRIC

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    Quote Originally Posted by flippy View Post
    He's 170lbs. It's 100x more likely he's gonna get hurt than other players with size.

    I like the kid, but realistically he should be a 3-5 round pick. No way should we be talking about him as a 1st rounder. If he's a first rounder, he better return 3x as many kicks for TDs as Devon Hester.
    100X ? Not sure how you're quantifying that Flip. He's electric. Period. and we shouldn't worry about him now, cuz we won't draft him anyways...

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    Wes Welker is the same height and 10lbs heavier and I am sure Austin can gain a little muscle mass quickly. If we want a WR at 17, I would have no problem with Austin. Kid may really excell in Haley's quick pass offense.

    welker was actually drafted at 195lbs, but now plays at 185lbs. Probably gained weight before the combine to appear less fragile for the scouts and coaches.
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    The guys that are that small and able to avoid contact are few and far between. Eventually all of these guys are gonna run into a Wilfork or Suh or Ngata, even by accident. Heck they're gonna have a big hitter like Ryan Clark blind side them. Maybe the kid's as tough as they come and he can handle it. Great for him. I'm not knocking the kid. He's fun to watch. But I just wouldn't spend a first on the guy. Not even a second.

    If someone does and gets a steal, they got lucky. Football is a big man's game for the most part.

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    TYhe size of Austin isn't necessarily Chadman's biggest concern. Pappy was onto something though- a majority of his flashy plays involve him being completely exposed & open in college games- that is not likely to happen at NFL level. Sure, it'll happen occasionally, but the majority of his catches are going to come with at least 1 DB hanging off him.

    Is he strong enough, physical enough, to fight for the ball effectively on any pass not thrown 60 yards downfield?

    In open space, Chadman has no doubt Austin is going to be an exciting prospect. But 'open space' is some rare air on NFL Sunday. Bailey looks better suited to being an every down WR.

    It could be that Austin might be better suited at RB.
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    I'll pass on Austin. His size alone scares me and lots of times those spread WR in college don't always transition to the pros. I do not want another Troy Edwards!!!
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    Well, and to be clear, I'm not knocking Austin, I'm just concerned about Austin as a 1st rounder is all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AkronSteel View Post
    I'll pass on Austin. His size alone scares me and lots of times those spread WR in college don't always transition to the pros. I do not want another Troy Edwards!!!
    He ran the same position in the same offense for the same coach as Wes Welker. Mister Pittsburgh brought up Welker's size above. Not saying he is the next Wes Welker by any means. But he is faster and quicker. All I am saying is he is a better comparison to Welker than he is Edwards, because he played in the exact same offense, exact same position under the exact same coach that Welker did. I am not going to be mad when the Steelers don't draft him. Just saying the general thought process here is wrong.
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    Draft 2.0

    1. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
    2. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
    3. Kareem Martin, DE, UNC
    4. Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi
    5a. Shaquille Richardson, CB, Arizona
    5b. Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami
    6a. Kevin Pierre-Louis, OLB, Boston College
    6b. Glen Stanley, OLB, Albany St
    7. Beau Allen, NT, Wisconsin

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    For Comparison sake. And this is all just for fun. Hope I am not annoying anyone with this stuff. I enjoy arguing when I actually know (or think i know) what I'm talking about.

    Receiving & Rushing

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    Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
    Year School Conf Class Pos Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
    2000 Texas Tech Big 12 FR RB 26 334 12.8 0 6 72 12.0 1 32 406 12.7 1
    2001 Texas Tech Big 12 SO RB 50 582 11.6 5 15 97 6.5 0 65 679 10.4 5
    2002* Texas Tech Big 12 JR RB 86 1054 12.3 7 31 244 7.9 0 117 1298 11.1 7
    2003* Texas Tech Big 12 SR WR 97 1099 11.3 9 28 149 5.3 1 125 1248 10.0 10
    Career Texas Tech 259 3069 11.8 21 80 562 7.0 2 339 3631 10.7 23

    Receiving & Rushing

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    Receiving Rushing Scrimmage
    Year School Conf Class Pos Rec Yds Avg TD Att Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
    2009* West Virginia Big East FR RB 15 151 10.1 1 6 47 7.8 1 21 198 9.4 2
    2010* West Virginia Big East SO RB 58 787 13.6 8 15 159 10.6 1 73 946 13.0 9
    2011* West Virginia Big East JR RB 101 1186 11.7 8 16 182 11.4 1 117 1368 11.7 9
    2012* West Virginia Big 12 SR WR 114 1289 11.3 12 72 643 8.9 3 186 1932 10.4 15
    Career West Virginia 288 3413 11.9 29 109 1031 9.5 6 397 4444 11.2 35
    Last edited by calmkiller; 04-04-2013 at 07:48 AM.
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    Draft 2.0

    1. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
    2. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
    3. Kareem Martin, DE, UNC
    4. Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi
    5a. Shaquille Richardson, CB, Arizona
    5b. Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami
    6a. Kevin Pierre-Louis, OLB, Boston College
    6b. Glen Stanley, OLB, Albany St
    7. Beau Allen, NT, Wisconsin

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    Punt & Kick Returns

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    Punt Ret Kick Ret
    Year School Conf Class Pos Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
    2000 Texas Tech Big 12 FR RB 28 353 12.6 2 17 306 18.0 0
    2001 Texas Tech Big 12 SO RB 34 271 8.0 1 2 10 5.0 0
    2002* Texas Tech Big 12 JR RB 57 752 13.2 3 1 5 5.0 0
    2003* Texas Tech Big 12 SR WR 33 385 11.7 2 1 20 20.0 0
    Career Texas Tech 152 1761 11.6 8 21 341 16.2 0

    Kick & Punt Returns

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    Year School Conf Class Pos Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
    2009* West Virginia Big East FR RB 17 426 25.1 1 0 0 0
    2010* West Virginia Big East SO RB 12 230 19.2 0 0 0 0
    2011* West Virginia Big East JR RB 36 938 26.1 2 19 268 14.1 0
    2012* West Virginia Big 12 SR WR 32 813 25.4 1 15 165 11.0 1
    Career West Virginia 97 2407 24.8 4 34 433 12.7 1
    Last edited by calmkiller; 04-04-2013 at 07:49 AM.
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    Here We Go Steelers!


    Draft 2.0

    1. Mike Evans, WR, Texas A&M
    2. Jason Verrett, CB, TCU
    3. Kareem Martin, DE, UNC
    4. Donte Moncrief, WR, Mississippi
    5a. Shaquille Richardson, CB, Arizona
    5b. Seantrel Henderson, OT, Miami
    6a. Kevin Pierre-Louis, OLB, Boston College
    6b. Glen Stanley, OLB, Albany St
    7. Beau Allen, NT, Wisconsin

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