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1:23 p.m.: The running backs are coming up here shortly. Watch out for Kenjon Barner, Giovani Bernard and Joseph Randle. All of those guys should time very well. The wide receiver 3-cone times should be coming out soon too. If you’re looking for agility, that’s the figure coaches and scouts swoon over. 1:05 p.m.: Justin Hunter, Da’Rick Rogers, Marcus Davis, Mark Harrison, Ryan Swope, Cordarrelle Patterson and Markus Wheaton finished as the top wideouts in vertical jump. Hunter, Rogers, Marquise Goodwin, Josh Boyce and Harrison were the top broad jumpers. Hunter and Harrison were also both sub 4.5 40 guys. We don’t have 3-cone or 20-yard shuttle times yet. EJ Manuel and Geno Smith topped the vertical and broad jump for quarterbacks. 12:55 p.m.: Marquess Wilson is doing a nice job of making up for the mistake of quitting Washington State’s football team this year. He added some weight, ran a 4.51 40 and is looking good in positional drills. 12:34 p.m.: The following players ran sub 4....

Tavon Austin: ‘I’m the all-around best player in the draft’

Welcome to the 2013 NFL Scouting Combine. May you also have the pleasure to meet Tavon Austin, of West Virginia. His mouth is already NFL-ready, and he is ready to show everyone just how good he is over the next few days. Just ask him. “If we all lined up and raced I think I’d come out on top but I’m not really a 40 type of guy. I’m a game type of guy,” Austin says. ...

NFL Combine Live: Tavon Austin, Marquise Goodwin Run 4.25 Second 40-Yard Dashes in First Attempts

9:22 a.m.: Now that I’ve had time to actually wrap my head around Tavon Austin running a 4.25 unofficial 40, there’s no way he makes it to No. 29 in the draft to New England. Despite weighing just 174 pounds and standing 5-foot-8, he’ll be a top 15 pick. Austin is a special player. Josh Boyce helped himself out with a 4.40. Corey Fuller ran a 4.38 and Marcus Davis ran 4.40...

Tavon Austin says he’s “the best all-around player in the draft”

One of the most versatile players in this year’s draft is receiver Tavon Austin. (Credit: Associated Press/Christopher Jackson) Former West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin is a bit of an offensive weapon. Austin lined up at running back, wide receiver, and returner in his time with the Mountaineers, and he thinks he can bring that versatility and electric playmaking ability to NFL...

NFL Combine Live: Geno Smith, Tavon Austin, Stedman Bailey Among Prospects to Watch During Day 4 Drills

8 a.m. ET: By the end of the day, NFL draft pundits will be wearing old gold and blue because West Virginia prospects will be taking center stage at Day 4 of the combine. Quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs will be running through the NFL scouting combine gauntlet (or inferno) today, and three of the most hyped prospects in that group are Mountaineers quarterback Geno...

Cream of the 2013 NFL Draft crop: Wide receiver

This is the fourth edition of an eight-part series noting the top prospects of the 2013 NFL Draft at their respective positions. THE WIDE RECEIVER PROSPECTS: Keenan Allen, Cordarrelle Patterson, DeAndre Hopkins, Tavon Austin, Robert Woods.Keenan Allen (6-3, 210 lbs.) CaliforniaBig, physical wideout with good hands. Ideally suited for a West Coast style offense that depends on solid...
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