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    And we have proof that they'd take a 3rd/4th for Hawkins... where?
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    I don't think you can compare Tevon Austin with Andrew Hawkins....just because they may be close in height and speed. There are a lot of very fast track guys who would never make it in the NFL as a receiver. Austin had an incredible year in 2012, and put up huge numbers against Oklahoma and Texas, two teams that have pretty good defenses.
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    Tevon Austin and Andrew Hawkins

    Quote Originally Posted by Crazy685 View Post
    And we have proof that they'd take a 3rd/4th for Hawkins... where?
    LOL, my thoughts exactly? Why do the Bengals want to get rid of a playmaker who is working for peanuts?
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    My question in the post wasn't to say the Bengals would trade Hawkins, I was asking what is it about Austin that makes him a much better prospect? So far I haven't received an answer, just everybody saying he's much better but not why or how. All I know is when the season ended everybody had Austin as a second or third round pick. He's gone from the second best receiver on WVU roster to the best in the draft. Austin had 12 touchdowns and averaged 11 yards per catch, while Steadman Bailey had 25 td's and 15 yards per catch. Right now most people have Bailey going in the late second round or early third.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregorygrant83 View Post
    I was watch the Dolphins - Bengals game and started thinking about the comparison of Hawkins and Austin. Hawkins is 5'7 180, runs a 4.3 40 and is just as quick and elusive as Austin. Austin might have slightly better hands but the players seem very close. Last year Hawkins finished with 51 receptions for 533 yards with 336 of those yards coming after the catch.

    I'm not saying Miami should trade for Hawkins, but if they offered a third round pick I'm sure they could get him. So if Hawkins value is equal to a third round pick, or maybe later, what extra does Austin bring to the table that would make him worth the 12th overall pick.

    Tavon Austin is a freak of nature. He can outrun every other player. He can stop and change direction in a nanosecond. In fact his evasive skills appear unique. Is he too small for the NFL? Yes. Is he high a very high risk draft prospect? Yes, but he also has the skills to inflict considerable damage to other teams. He averaged something like 294 rushing yards per game. He is simply a freak and we have a chance to draft him.
    You can say that Hawkins is equivalent size and speed but he is simply not in Austin's league of skills.
    By the way, I'm increasingly convinced that the performances of Austin and Steadman Bailey have also served to make Geno Smith appear better than he really is.
    Um ... no.

    For his four year career at WVU, Austin carried the ball 110 times for 1,033 yards (9.4 avg/carry) and 6 TD's in 52 games. Recieving - 288 for 3,413 (11.9 avg/catch) and 29 TD's. Throw in an additional 5 TD's on returns ... and you definately have electric!

    But, 294 yds./game on the ground??? I'm not sure where you see that?


    Now, he did have a monster game against Oklahoma this past year ... 344 yards and two touchdowns on 21 carries, caught four passes for 82 yards, and had 146 kick return yards (572 all-purpose yards - 6 yds. shy of the FBS record)


    Like many others here, I want the guy too, but let's not start making **** up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregorygrant83 View Post
    My question in the post wasn't to say the Bengals would trade Hawkins, I was asking what is it about Austin that makes him a much better prospect? So far I haven't received an answer, just everybody saying he's much better but not why or how. All I know is when the season ended everybody had Austin as a second or third round pick. He's gone from the second best receiver on WVU roster to the best in the draft. Austin had 12 touchdowns and averaged 11 yards per catch, while Steadman Bailey had 25 td's and 15 yards per catch. Right now most people have Bailey going in the late second round or early third.
    Austin was never the second best WR at WVU. Bailey (impressive as he is) benefitted a lot from defenses having to game plan around Austin.

    Trust me. I may always be drunk when watching my 'Eers ... but that doesn't mean I'm not paying attention.



    BTW, I wouldn't mind picking Bailey either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bumpus View Post
    Austin was never the second best WR at WVU. Bailey (impressive as he is) benefitted a lot from defenses having to game plan around Austin.

    Trust me. I may always be drunk when watching my 'Eers ... but that doesn't mean I'm not paying attention.

    BTW, I wouldn't mind picking Bailey either.
    What bother me most Bumpus is people saying Tavon Austin is another Pat White...just because they both played for your 'Eers.
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