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#21 OldTimer1960

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:03 PM

Austin is the best pick besides Warmack.
Austin starts immediately and is a huge playmaker like Spiller. Dont think of him as a WR think of him as a chance to score every touch he gets whether at RB WR Slot or ST player. Not my favorite but maybe the best value all around. He is going to score if you give him the ball. period


I think of him as way too small to last very long.

Have to get him the ball relatively close to the line as he'll get lost down field at his size.

He MIGHT be great, but I'd rather have a "normal sized" prospect than swinging for the fences with a VERY undersized guy.

Austin would not be a favorite pick for me. I think it is too risky given his lack of size.

Edited by OldTimer1960, 24 April 2013 - 07:05 PM.


#22 Triple Threat

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:13 PM

Not to mention that he is a dynamic playmaker.


Did you hear what Jeremiah said when he picked Austin to the Bills? He said I love dreaming about messing with defenses using Spiller and Austin on the same side of the ball, who's gonna get it?

#23 Max997

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:15 PM

Just a an awful mock by Mayock

I honestly don't think he got a single one right in the top ten

Edited by Max997, 24 April 2013 - 07:16 PM.


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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:18 PM

Honestly, Speed kills in the NFL. If we picked up Tavon Austin and also have T.J. Graham, Stevie and C.J. spiller on the field at the same time...WOW!! I don't care who you are, that is a very difficult offense to match up with. I think we go QB in 2nd and then TE in the 3rd rnd IMHO.

Edited by Don't stop billievein, 24 April 2013 - 07:35 PM.


#25 Kirby Jackson

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:21 PM

Give me Austin, top ranked QB at 41 and a TE in the 3rd (maybe Kelce). Now you are building something.

P.s. sign Dansby and a safety in the 4th, guard or corner in 5th and Dustin Hopkins in the 6th

#26 NewEra

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:29 PM

in his mock, Dee Milliner, Chance Warmack & Dion Jordan are all still on the board. all of them are better than Austin.


Better? Better at catching the ball and scoring tds?

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:30 PM

I think of him as way too small to last very long.

Have to get him the ball relatively close to the line as he'll get lost down field at his size.

He MIGHT be great, but I'd rather have a "normal sized" prospect than swinging for the fences with a VERY undersized guy.

Austin would not be a favorite pick for me. I think it is too risky given his lack of size.

I am sympathetic to your point and have had my reserves.
We for sure still need the Nix type of rec or heck two and the prerequisite QB who can throw long and far...
we know its not that simple but still this kid has shown he can take the game over.
and we dont have Chan (sorry ) holding any one back. Playmakers are just that and if you have 3-4 on offense you can distribute the load.
Hackett possibly wont ruin a Graham or a Parrish by abusing him in a crowded crossing route. I hope !

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:32 PM

Give me Austin, top ranked QB at 41 and a TE in the 3rd (maybe Kelce). Now you are building something.

P.s. sign Dansby and a safety in the 4th, guard or corner in 5th and Dustin Hopkins in the 6th


I'm with ya.

Honestly, Speed kills in the NFL. If we picked up Tavon Austin and also have T.J. Graham, Stevie and C.J. spiller on the field at the same time...WOW!! I don't care who you are, that is a very difficult offense to match up with. I think we go QB in @nd and then TE in the 3rd rnd IMHO.


Agreed.

#29 Don't stop billievein

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:34 PM

My thought process is that the Bills didn't seem to make a huge push to keep nelson or jones. There were some decent FA WR available and I don't believe we even brought 1 of them in for a meeting even though Buddy has publicly stated he wanted a high impact WR. My only hesitation to the Austin pick is that DHB was available and he is taller and lightning fast not to mention has NFL experience.

Edited by Don't stop billievein, 24 April 2013 - 07:36 PM.


#30 Mr. WEO

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:34 PM

He has Syracuse T (Pugh) to the Giants and Teo to Bears

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:39 PM

If we want to compare Tavon to a wr.....then Percy Harvin is the name that's missing here..

Austin does it all...there's a huge reason a bunch of teams want him.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:42 PM

Absolutely.

Bill Polian today said this of Austin, "No WR that small has had a long and productive career since around 2002 so if you take him, your bucking the odds"

Given the status of this team, can it really afford to roll the dice on Austin? If Dion Jordan is there, it would be the height of foolishness to pass on him for a mini-receiver.

Amen!

Give me Austin, top ranked QB at 41 and a TE in the 3rd (maybe Kelce). Now you are building something.

P.s. sign Dansby and a safety in the 4th, guard or corner in 5th and Dustin Hopkins in the 6th

Dream on.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:45 PM

I like Xavier Rhodes CB in the 2nd rd if he makes it out of the 1st rd

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:50 PM

Honestly, Speed kills in the NFL. If we picked up Tavon Austin and also have T.J. Graham, Stevie and C.J. spiller on the field at the same time...WOW!! I don't care who you are, that is a very difficult offense to match up with. I think we go QB in 2nd and then TE in the 3rd rnd IMHO.

Yes.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:55 PM

I like Xavier Rhodes CB in the 2nd rd if he makes it out of the 1st rd

Of course you do. hell i do too. he wont and unless we get some more picks... we can't afford a corner at 41

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 07:55 PM

in his mock, Dee Milliner, Chance Warmack & Dion Jordan are all still on the board. all of them are better than Austin.

I love great guard play as much as the next guy but to pick Warmack ahead of a guy who is a legit threat to make big plays with every touch makes no sense to me.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:06 PM

WTF..Another midget receiver...Don't we already have TJ Graham? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Nassib, LB, or Patterson...even Eiferht....Oh hell no to Austin!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:12 PM

WTF..Another midget receiver...Don't we already have TJ Graham? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Nassib, LB, or Patterson...even Eiferht....Oh hell no to Austin!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for this thought provoking post. It really has me second guessing my desire to draft Austin at 8. You make some great points.

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#39 dave mcbride

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:15 PM

Absolutely.

Bill Polian today said this of Austin, "No WR that small has had a long and productive career since around 2002 so if you take him, your bucking the odds"

Given the status of this team, can it really afford to roll the dice on Austin? If Dion Jordan is there, it would be the height of foolishness to pass on him for a mini-receiver.

Good reference.

Re Austin: http://www.pro-footb.../R/RoyaEd00.htm . Note the trajectory.

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Posted 24 April 2013 - 08:18 PM

Just some food for thought...Nix has always drafted someone (2010-Spiller, 2011-Dareus, 2012-Gilmore) that came in to one bills drive for a pre draft visit. After looking at the list I believer there are only 9 possibilities (10 if you believe they didn't need to bring in Nassib because of the familiarity already): QBs: Smith, Barkley and Manuel...LBs: Mingo, Jordan, Ogletree, and Jarvis Jones...WR: Patterson (Austin didn't come in and Hunter I believe is better than Patterson but I'm putting Patterson based on what others think)...S: Vaccaro. If you look at the list it feels like the Bills are down to LB or QB with first pick and I believe a lot of this depends on if they can trade down in the first to acquire another 2nd rounder. If they can trade down they will probably take there QB (my gut is EJ Manuel) and take WR and LB with both 2nds...If they can't trade down that is a tough scenario where they will most likely go BPA and take Jordan, Mingo or Ogletree (hoping for either Jordan or Ogletree after Maybin fiasco)