Originally posted by blm7754:
Originally posted by 2Legit2Quit:
Tavon Austin or Desmond Trufant.
Trufant meets a greater need, but I have a draft crush on Austin. He'd be something else in our offense.
Okafor, Banks and Williams are also solid picks at that spot, just not over Trufant.
If we draft Tavon Austin, to me that says that AJ is a flat out bust. They are both shifty slot guys. Austin may be better, but I don't see how we'd use both of them. I'm hoping AJ fills that role and we go for a WR that can beat press coverage and win a jump ball in the red-zone.
I must respectully disagree, as they are two completely different players.
Tavon is a do-it-all guy, who will help you immediately as a return man, slot receiver and change of pace rb. He is not a guy you are going to ask to work the outside snap after snap, if at all. I've watched plenty of his tape and only seen him pluck balls away from his body a handful of times. Most of his production comes from him getting the ball in space.
Aj is a true receiver with good length and great vertical speed. He shows good quickness/fluidity in and out of his breaks and gets open mainly via route running. He worked the outside in college and that's what he was drafted to do for us except he came in to the league too skinny/weak to contribute. Make no mistake, once he starts contributing it will be on the outside.