Originally posted by ninerfan1984:
Originally posted by blm7754:
Sick of all the man-love for Tavon Austin.
There is a big difference in drafting an undersized rookie who played in a gimmick offense with the top QB in the draft and trading for a proven vet like Harvin. Austin has major bust potential and I highly doubt Baalke will take that risk.
MAYBE, if Austin falls to 31 and is BPA, we take a chance on him. But I see no way in hell we trade up for him.
Gimmick offense? Isnt that what people would have called the pistol last year? Thats right and Harbaugh and company took that and applied it to the NFL offense. The NFL is evolving and gimmick offenses in the college game may start to be used somewhat in the NFL one thin I promise you is that if we draft a Tavon Austin or someone like him we will look at what he was successful at in college and if there is something their offense that their college team used that seemed some what gimmicky but was successful for that player our coaching staff has shown they will not be afraid of incorporating it into our offense some if they feel it will be successful. Austin specifically changes direction more quickly that either Cobb or Harvin or desean Jackson. Those are the players he is compared to I thnk he could be better if he goes to a team that knows how to use his skillset properly because not only does this make him extremely elusive with the ball in his hands but gives him the potential to be a virtually unstopable slot reciever with how shifty he is with his elite ability to change direction coupled with his abbility to just run past people.
Austin reminds me a lot of Reggie Bush. Epic in college because opponents simply have no answer for him. But moves on to the pros, and is only a role player.... a jack of all trades, master of none. Why? Because there are athletes in the NFL capable of matching up, unlike in college.
Don't get me wrong, Bush has had a productive career. He's just never been a successful every-down player. Which means he was over-drafted. If the 2006 draft we to happen again, Bush would have been a late 1st round pick by a talented team needing an offensive boost (not an every-down player).
Late 1st is about where I would value Austin. However, Austin is also much smaller than Bush... which could affect his durability. This could further impact his draft value.