Originally posted by IdahoNiner:Originally posted by FredFlintstone:Originally posted by IdahoNiner:Originally posted by shaneblonien:How shocked would you guys be though if they trade up and grab Austin? Thing is you can boost the defense with a d lineman who won't be a starter or grab an impact player that makes the offense by far the best and most explosive in the league. I'm not saying I want them to trade up for Austin but the idea has to make Harbaugh excited.
A NT like Star would start no doubt.
Austin would be second thought after crabtree and boldin.
Not to mention he is 5-8 and may very well end up being nothing but hype in the nfl.
Height is nothing, he's not gonna be used for jump balls. Just give him the ball in space and watch him go, I don't want Austin going to the rams especially on that fast turf
How can you make such generl sttment such s height is nothing? He is 5-8. Quite a bit shorter than any successful WR i can think of. He is an inch shorter than Smith, and two shorter than desean. Those are the only two i can think of even in that ballpark. Add to that he is quite a bit lighter as well.
5-8 is short by NFL standards, real short. You can not just automaticly assume he will have the same production he had in college when he gets to the NFL.
If he was 5-8 an slow that's a problem. Put him on a team with other weapons with a good qb and creative offensive minds I see no way he can't succeed. If a coaching staff can put him on the field creating mismatches, putting him against lbs it's a win and not many cbs or safeties are fast rough to keep up with him