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Tavon Austin in the 1st

I've been back and forth on this, but the more I think about it, I'd have to pass on Tavon Austin. The pluses and what he would bring to our team is well documented. However, I think we have enough playmakers on offense to be a 30+ point per game team, especially if we get one of the better tight ends coming out this year. A better pass catcher to complement Vernon Davis and keep the chains moving, guys like Boldin and Crabtree who I could see catching 160 passes combined this year, the big play ability of Vernon Davis, and the running game that I expect to cntintue to gobble up chunks of yardage will keep our offense churning out the points.

On the defensive side of the ball, we have to do some retooling in order to stay an elite D and avoid falling into the pack of other top tier NFC teams with great offense and shabby defense. Having a defense that continuously pressures the QB, forces bad throws, gets some sacks, and quick three and outs would be a major help to the offense- maybe even more so than the explosiveness of a Tavon Austin.

If there is good talent available at DE, NT, CB, or S, we'll be going in that direction. It is just as much of a help to the offense as adding another offensive playmaker. We need to ensure that the defense has as much help as positive. Right now our O is on the uptrend and D appears to be stagnant or on a slight decline. Keeping our team on that side of the ball elite is imperative as we try to gear up for another Super Bowl run.

On another note, I wouldn't consider a guy like Ace Sanders to be anywhere near Tavon Austin, but he does add a similar type of dynamic and can be had in the later rounds since we most likely would be adding elite talent on defense with the majority of our first few picks.
love to have him, reminds me of harvin, but he's not going to be at 31.
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Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
I've been back and forth on this, but the more I think about it, I'd have to pass on Tavon Austin. The pluses and what he would bring to our team is well documented. However, I think we have enough playmakers on offense to be a 30+ point per game team, especially if we get one of the better tight ends coming out this year. A better pass catcher to complement Vernon Davis and keep the chains moving, guys like Boldin and Crabtree who I could see catching 160 passes combined this year, the big play ability of Vernon Davis, and the running game that I expect to cntintue to gobble up chunks of yardage will keep our offense churning out the points.

On the defensive side of the ball, we have to do some retooling in order to stay an elite D and avoid falling into the pack of other top tier NFC teams with great offense and shabby defense. Having a defense that continuously pressures the QB, forces bad throws, gets some sacks, and quick three and outs would be a major help to the offense- maybe even more so than the explosiveness of a Tavon Austin.

If there is good talent available at DE, NT, CB, or S, we'll be going in that direction. It is just as much of a help to the offense as adding another offensive playmaker. We need to ensure that the defense has as much help as positive. Right now our O is on the uptrend and D appears to be stagnant or on a slight decline. Keeping our team on that side of the ball elite is imperative as we try to gear up for another Super Bowl run.

On another note, I wouldn't consider a guy like Ace Sanders to be anywhere near Tavon Austin, but he does add a similar type of dynamic and can be had in the later rounds since we most likely would be adding elite talent on defense with the majority of our first few picks.


The more I think about it, the more I think not only should we pick Austin, we should trade up to get him. He's the missing piece to our special teams and receiving play. He steps in and right away would make a major impact. At this point, the only other position we need a starter is safety. If we sign Woodson/Reed then we are set at starters (I consider Dorsey taking over at NT). Austin is tailer-made for our offense and while we have speed at TE, RB, QB, we lack speed at WR. He would stretch the field opening up things for all our players making everyone better. I'm completely sold on the kid.
Originally posted by AmpLee:
Originally posted by LifelongNiner:
I've been back and forth on this, but the more I think about it, I'd have to pass on Tavon Austin. The pluses and what he would bring to our team is well documented. However, I think we have enough playmakers on offense to be a 30+ point per game team, especially if we get one of the better tight ends coming out this year. A better pass catcher to complement Vernon Davis and keep the chains moving, guys like Boldin and Crabtree who I could see catching 160 passes combined this year, the big play ability of Vernon Davis, and the running game that I expect to cntintue to gobble up chunks of yardage will keep our offense churning out the points.

On the defensive side of the ball, we have to do some retooling in order to stay an elite D and avoid falling into the pack of other top tier NFC teams with great offense and shabby defense. Having a defense that continuously pressures the QB, forces bad throws, gets some sacks, and quick three and outs would be a major help to the offense- maybe even more so than the explosiveness of a Tavon Austin.

If there is good talent available at DE, NT, CB, or S, we'll be going in that direction. It is just as much of a help to the offense as adding another offensive playmaker. We need to ensure that the defense has as much help as positive. Right now our O is on the uptrend and D appears to be stagnant or on a slight decline. Keeping our team on that side of the ball elite is imperative as we try to gear up for another Super Bowl run.

On another note, I wouldn't consider a guy like Ace Sanders to be anywhere near Tavon Austin, but he does add a similar type of dynamic and can be had in the later rounds since we most likely would be adding elite talent on defense with the majority of our first few picks.


The more I think about it, the more I think not only should we pick Austin, we should trade up to get him. He's the missing piece to our special teams and receiving play. He steps in and right away would make a major impact. At this point, the only other position we need a starter is safety. If we sign Woodson/Reed then we are set at starters (I consider Dorsey taking over at NT). Austin is tailer-made for our offense and while we have speed at TE, RB, QB, we lack speed at WR. He would stretch the field opening up things for all our players making everyone better. I'm completely sold on the kid.

Couldn't have said it better myself
No thanks I'll pass, this guy is a Midget. 5'8 172 lbs?? How will he hold up at the jam? How will he hold on to the ball? Now if he somehow fell which wont happen then maybe i'd spend a 3rd on him but don't worry, he'll be a Viking.
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Originally posted by ElephantHaley:
No thanks I'll pass, this guy is a Midget. 5'8 172 lbs?? How will he hold up at the jam? How will he hold on to the ball? Now if he somehow fell which wont happen then maybe i'd spend a 3rd on him but don't worry, he'll be a Viking.

There are plenty of small guys who are dynamic. Harvin, Sproles, Spiller, D Jackson. The guy is special and tough. I hope 30 teams feel the same way you do.
Originally posted by AmpLee:
Originally posted by ElephantHaley:
No thanks I'll pass, this guy is a Midget. 5'8 172 lbs?? How will he hold up at the jam? How will he hold on to the ball? Now if he somehow fell which wont happen then maybe i'd spend a 3rd on him but don't worry, he'll be a Viking.

There are plenty of small guys who are dynamic. Harvin, Sproles, Spiller, D Jackson. The guy is special and tough. I hope 30 teams feel the same way you do.

Yea no kidding then he falls into our lap has never had injury problems in college while Harvin did
Originally posted by AmpLee:
Originally posted by ElephantHaley:
No thanks I'll pass, this guy is a Midget. 5'8 172 lbs?? How will he hold up at the jam? How will he hold on to the ball? Now if he somehow fell which wont happen then maybe i'd spend a 3rd on him but don't worry, he'll be a Viking.

There are plenty of small guys who are dynamic. Harvin, Sproles, Spiller, D Jackson. The guy is special and tough. I hope 30 teams feel the same way you do.

Name one thing in common with those guys... They can not play a full 16 game season!
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This kid didn't miss one football practice at wvu in 4 years...that IMO is a sign of dedication, toughness and a true love for the game.

I'm with the "let's trade up for Tavon" crowd. There's no player in this draft who could do more to help our offense continue to improve and evolve.
We need size at WR and not smurfs. Look how effective Crabs was in our offense and look how ineffective the smallish Manningham and Jenkins were? We need bigger WRs especially in our own division with Cbs like the Seachickens and Finnegan & Jenkins from the Lambs and Peterson for the Cards? Those Cbs are all big & physical. This Austin dude will get pushed around by these Cbs in the NFC West
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I was pretty blown away from his highlights

He's like LaMichael James only faster and quicker.
Wow just watched his highlight video. Game changer. Only this offense lacks (besides CK). Speed, hands.. The way he moves is so quick. I was like oh s**t! on some of the jukes he made.
Originally posted by ElephantHaley:
We need size at WR and not smurfs. Look how effective Crabs was in our offense and look how ineffective the smallish Manningham and Jenkins were? We need bigger WRs especially in our own division with Cbs like the Seachickens and Finnegan & Jenkins from the Lambs and Peterson for the Cards? Those Cbs are all big & physical. This Austin dude will get pushed around by these Cbs in the NFC West

Seattle had corners on the outside that are big n the Rams have small CBs n Crabs owns Patrick Peterson we have 2 big Wrs on the outside in boldin and crabs. Austin will be playing the joker spot from slot/rb/outside to punt returns he is a dynamic player in the pistol offense.
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Originally posted by chico49erfan:
Wow just watched his highlight video. Game changer. Only this offense lacks (besides CK). Speed, hands.. The way he moves is so quick. I was like oh s**t! on some of the jukes he made.

I said in the PL thread that I haven't seen open field change of direction like that since Barry Sanders. His agility is something special. He just explodes out of his cuts, can stop on a dime, and go from 0 -60 immediately. He would be so dangerous in this offense.
Originally posted by ElephantHaley:
We need size at WR and not smurfs. Look how effective Crabs was in our offense and look how ineffective the smallish Manningham and Jenkins were? We need bigger WRs especially in our own division with Cbs like the Seachickens and Finnegan & Jenkins from the Lambs and Peterson for the Cards? Those Cbs are all big & physical. This Austin dude will get pushed around by these Cbs in the NFC West

This ^ but we are wasting our time trying to get through to these keyboard football draft prospect geniuses who think the 49ers would actually trade up for this 5'8 172lb midget slot guy Austin. Austin is going to get absolutely mauled in the NFL against the big boys! 49ers have learned their lesson the hard way with midget size players with LaFumble James who not only coughs up the football when he gets rocked but also goes down faster than an elevator at initial contact.

Zero chance...zero...the 49ers trade up for another manchild size slot receiver with smallish slot receivers Manningham Jenkins & Williams already on the roster!!!!! And they also just reworked Manningham's contract they want him back.

If the 49ers decide to trade up for any receivers in the 1st round it will be for the bigger wideout and the #1 ranked WR in the draft 6'2 216lb Cordarrelle Patterson who can move into a starting WR position after Boldin's 1 and out and if Crabtree bolts for a bigger offer down the road. That is what makes perfect sense if they decide to trade up. They need another wideout to backup and take over and play with Crabtree & Boldin especially if either of them gets injured. If Keenan Allen runs a 4.4 before the draft he could be another wideout prospect the 49ers might target by trading up.

But like I said waste of time trying make logical points regarding player evaluations and the 49ers team needs with the same fools who relentlessly for weeks said Alex Smith would be released or dealt for a 4th to 7th round draft pick... LMAO...so time to logout and head to the gym.