It absolutely does matter...Because all the guy has done is excel in College...It's a projection just like every other prospect coming in...There are no certainties coming from College...It's all projection...And that's exactly why Russell Wilson was a 3rd Round pick...Now, in hindsight we can say Wilson was worthy of a Top 10 pick...But that's because he excelled IN THE NFL as a Rookie...Austin has done no such thing...And outside of Wes Welker neither has any other WR close to Austin's size...We're talking about #8 overall here!!! It's a monster gamble to take a 5-8-172-slot-smurf at #8 overall and expect him to live up to that value...
I really find it hard to believe that there are Bills fans talking themselves into Austin as the pick...One thing I've clearly become sick of writing over these years is the statement..."I hope I'm wrong..." But if the Bills Draft Austin at #8...well...Here we go again...And I do hope I'm wrong...
i would like to reiterate my opinion.
Austin is a Playmaker and i can see him being a monster asset.
I dont consider him a reciever per say. Heck the guy had 70+ rushes. Thats nuts to me.
We have Spiller who also can line up as WR too.
It would just drive defenses nuts with so many disguises available and mismatches a plenty.
But i do not consider him The Buddy Nix wide receiver And i agree we really need a big fella on the outside who can run and get to the ball and make it his. And that guy should line up outside all day. we dont have that unless they have a feeling about Easely coming around (not me much) .
If buffalo stays at eight i am fine with either T A or Warmack.
Chance is going to be solid or better and lining him up next to Glenn could be pretty dominant. He is just a darn solid pick who will probably pro bowl in short order and can start right away.
They still have holes to fill of course. and really need more picks and I hope they make a couple deals BUT......
If the Bills pick one of these guys thats fine. If they cant move. And have confidence they will get their QB. Thats another story though isnt it?
Enjoy the Draft everybody!!!!
Edited by 3rdand12, 25 April 2013 - 04:41 PM.