Originally posted by SkyGod:
You are fooling yourself if you think 5'8 175lbs Austin is going to walk into the NFL and tear it up against the big boys he's going to get rocked.
As someone else said they wouldn't touch this guy with a 10 foot pole.
I'll double that I wouldn't touch this combine wonder midget with a 20 foot pole.
Seriously seriously doubt the 49ers draft a diminutive slot receiver in the 1st round. Future commodities wideout Patterson & TE Eifert are by far the better fits for the 49ers offence.
Agree to disagree don't want Austin.
Didn't the 5"11 190lb Percy Harvin and the 5"10 175lb Desean Jackson come into the NFL and tear it up against the big boys ? Heck even that "slow undrafted midget" Wes Welker tore it up against the big boys.
Your whole argument against Austin is based on his size or lack there of...you constantly bash the player on his size and now call him a combine wonder when he has done more in his college career than Patterson has. What he did at WVU proves he is more than a combine wonder, and there are lots of undersized players in the NFL who tear up those big boys. It's not like Austin is the first undersized highly rated prospect to come out of college and one if left wondering how he would translate to the pro game.
It's fine to dislike a prospect, and to debate this guy vs that guy, but you are not doing that, you simply take childish shots at Tavon as opposed to debating the points at hand. Your argument is you don't want some midget slot receiver...yet others have posted facts :
-WVU showed his skill set is more than that of a slot receiver.
-Has proven durable despite lack of great size
-Has proven has game changing speed, acceleration and explosiveness that cannot be taught
-Has proven can deliver against a higher level of competition (something that Patterson did not really do at UT)
Why not debate the points at hand or explain how he doesn't fit the offense ? Or try to explain exactly why he won't be able to "tear it up" against the big boys ?
Your boy Cordarrelle Patterson may or may not be a star in the NFL...his lack of production against a higher level of competition, his body catching, his maturity, his inconsistent effort blocking in the run game and he has also shown some struggles with the jam at the LOS...all show the level of risk involved with him. The rewards if he turns out to be the next Demaryius Thomas or he could end up being the next DHB.
Austin has his risks too but is no less of a prospect but seemingly has fewer risks with the ability to deliver a reward every bit as good as Patterson. I wouldn't be mad if we took either, I just hope we would not have to go too high to get either or, as I'd rather not surrender too much.