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Tavon Austin

Tavon Austin
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Wide Receiver

West Virginia


College Position: Wide Receiver
School: West Virginia
Grade: Senior
Height: 5-9
Weight: 171
Birthdate: 12-22-1987
Draft Projection: Second
Overall Rank: 40
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Wide Receiver (4)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2013 Draft by the Los Angeles Rams in Round 1 with the #8 pick.

Combine Results

30
9 1/8
4.34
14
32.0
120.0
DNP
4.01
DNP

Strengths

  • Slot receiver
  • Possesses elite acceleration with the ball in his hands
  • Takes advantage of available lanes to explode for big gains
  • Shows excellent vision both as a runner out of the backfield, as a returner and as a receiver with the ball in his hands
  • Finds space as a kickoff returner to use his speed
  • Can spin off tackles in the open field to maximize yardage
  • Makes the first man miss on punt returns
  • Has the vision to slalom between players to the sideline or up the middle
  • Generally wins at every level of the field despite his size
  • Improved as a blocker and will body up on bigger players
  • 2012 Stats: 111 receptions for 1287 yards and 12 TDs, 73 rushes for 652 yards and 3 TDs, 32 kick returns for 813 yards for 1 TD, 15 punt returns for 165 yards and 1 TD
  • 2011 Stats: 101 receptions for 1186 yards and 8 TDs, 16 rushes for 182 yards and 1 TD, 36 kick returns for 938 yards and 2 TDs, 19 punt returns for 268 yards
  • 2010 Stats: 58 receptions for 787 yards and 8 TDs, 15 rushes for 159 yards and 1 TD, 12 kick returns for 230 yards
  • 2009 Stats: 15 receptions for 151 yards and 1 TD, 6 rushes for 47 yards and 1 TD, 17 kick returns for 426 yards and 1 TD
 

Weaknesses

  • Limited to the slot on most plays
  • Lacks the size and strength most scouts prefer outside or as a kick returner
  • Good hands, but not exceptional
  • Will let some hot passes through his small hands and into his chest
  • Hesitates on punt and kick returns at times instead of immediately accelerating or trusting his blocking

News

NFLPA Collegiate Bowl Review/Notes - Jan 18 (Arman Markazi)
Week 11 Pickups of the Week - Nov 12 (Brian Bailey)
Week 6 Pickups of the Week - Oct 8 (Brian Bailey)
Week 2 Pickups of the Week - Sep 10 (Brian Bailey)
2013 NFL Combine - WR Results - Feb 24 (Doug Lancy)
2013 NFL Combine - WR Measurements - Feb 24 (Doug Lancy)
2013 NFL Draft: Week 12 College Football Impact Performances - Nov 19 (Marc Sluis)
2013 NFL Draft: Week 6 College Football Impact Performances - Oct 8 (Marc Sluis)
2013 NFL Draft: Week 5 College Football Impact Performances - Sep 30 (Marc Sluis)

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