Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 4/24/13

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - MAY 02: Head coach Rex Ryan of the New York Jets speaks to the media during minicamp on May 2, 2009 at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center in Florham Park, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
  West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin is the talk of the NFL Draft, and I can only wonder if he’d be the #1 pick if he was a bit taller. Austin still is coveted, and one place draft experts see him going is to the Jets at #9 if he’s still on the board.  Austin while in New York participating in an NFL 60 event, admitted that Jets head coach Rex Ryan “has a plan for how to use him” according to the Star Ledger. “He made a little joke, ‘We might throw you on the defensive side, a couple plays,’ but it was everything good,” Austin said today at the NFL’s Play 60 Youth Football Festival with several of the NFL Draft’s top prospects. “He said he had a plan for me. I talked to the offensive coordinator (Marty Mornhinweg), and they said they like players like me who can bring big-play ability there.” Austin who had over 2,700 all-purpose yards for West Virginia last year will definitely get a chance to display his versatility for whoever drafts him. “I had a visit with them, so I was in their facility. They put me on the board and everything, (to) see how smart I was. For the most part everything went well,” Austin said. “I met everybody, and they pretty much said they like me a lot, and hopefully we can make it happen.”
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