West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Tavon Austin will be a hot commodity in just under two weeks when the 2013 NFL Draft kicks off. Austin is one of the most dynamic receivers in the draft and you can expect him to be in high demand.
Just how high could Austin go? The top fifteen looks like the most likely landing place.
At the Scouting Combine, a G.M. privately remarked that Austin runs like he has a rocket in a place where rockets don’t normally go. And that was before Austin ran the 40-yard dash faster than most expected.”The guy’s got Az Hakim-like quickness,” an unnamed veteran scout told Thomas. “If you get him the ball on the field anywhere, he can score. Hand it to him, toss it to him, bubble screen it, throw it deep.”Regardless of whether Austin is gone by the time the Rams pick at No. 16, they need to add a receiver who can make an impact. Especially with Danny Amendola now gone.By the time the Rams go on the clock with the first of their two first-round picks, Austin could be gone, too.
While the top fifteen looks likely for Austin, don’t be shocked if you hear his name called in the top ten. The Buffalo Bills and New York Jets present interesting options.
Outside of the top ten, the Carolina Panthers could be a very interesting landing spot.
We will find out for certain where Austin will land in under two weeks, but it looks like he could go much higher than we all thought leading in to the draft season.