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Marvin Austin

Marvin Austin
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Defensive Tackle

North Carolina


College Position: Defensive Tackle
School: North Carolina
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-3
Weight: 310
Birthdate: 01-01-1989
Draft Projection: Second
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Defensive Tackle (7)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the New York Giants in the 2nd round with the #20 pick.
Austin was a highly regarded recruit in high school who sat out his entire junior season in 2010, but is a great athlete and penetrator inside. He gives the Giants some much needed depth and youth at the defensive tackle spot, and his playmaking ability could result in him being a starter sooner rather than later.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Athletic defensive tackle prospect
  • Exceptional quickness
  • Well built - good size and strength
  • Strong at point of attack - sheds blocks and fills lanes
  • High ceiling as a pass rusher
  • Dominates in spurts
  • Moves well laterally - can make plays down the line
  

Weaknesses

  • Motor runs hot and cold
  • Will be drafted on potential more than production
  • Needs to refine technique - gets by on athleticism
  • Needs to play with better leverage - gets too high at times
  • Questionable judgement - suspended for senior season for contact with an agent
  • At the center of UNC's agent scandal
  • Missing senior season cost Austin the chance to answer concerns about consistency and technique

News

Top 10 Prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft - Jun 10 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Draft Recap: NFC East Grades - May 12 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft: Jared Counterman's Winners and Losers - May 3 (Jared Counterman)
Fran Duffy's Winners and Losers from Draft Weekend - May 2 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft: 10 Players to Watch on Day Two - Apr 29 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Draft: Doug Lancy's 2nd Round Mock Draft - Apr 29 (Doug Lancy)
2011 NFL Draft: Fran Duffy's Final Mock Draft - Apr 28 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Defensive Tackle - Apr 19 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft Pick Analysis: Which Positions Provide the Best Value - Mar 17 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Scouting Combine: Defensive Tackle, Defensive End and Linebacker Recap - Feb 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl Preview: Who and What to Watch - Jan 22 (Chris Maier)
East-West Shrine Game: Ten 2011 NFL Draft Prospects to Watch - Jan 15 (Dan Wernery)
2011 NFL Draft: Confirmed Underclassmen - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Christmas Edition (2 Rounds) - Dec 30 (Chris Maier)
A Draftniks Guide to the Bowl Games: Week 2 (Dec 25 - 31) - Dec 22 (Chris Maier)
5 Players on the Decline in the 2011 NFL Draft - Nov 30 (Dan Wernery)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Thanksgiving Edition - Nov 25 (Chris Maier)
College Football: Week 1 Preview - Aug 29 (Dan Wernery)
Top Senior Prospects in the 2011 NFL Draft - Jun 3 (Chris Maier)
2010 Post-Thanksgiving Mock Draft - Two Rounds - Nov 28 (Chris Maier)
2010 NFL Draft: Top 10 DT Prospects - Jul 11 (Dan Wernery)
2010 NFL Mock Draft - A First Look - May 19 (Chris Maier)

Mock Draft Results


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