Originally written February 28, 2013 on NFL Trade Rumors:
Here’s a look at some the receivers who improved and hurt their draft stock at this year’s NFL Combine.   Stock-Up: Tavon Austin, WVU: It was easy to see that Tavon Austin was a weapon at the collegiate level, but how he would translate to the NFL was a question that was less unclear. While he seemed like a lock for a top 50 pick, it would have been understandable for some teams to be wary about drafting a 5’8” receiver in the first round. After a huge Combine where he ran sub 4.4 and looked great in all the drills, Austin is clearly someone NFL team’s will be considering in the first-round of this year’s draft. Robert Woods, USC: People may point to the fact that Woods came in shorter than projected and didn’t show as well as he could have in the workout drills, but the reality is that Woods had a big Combine overall. No receiver was more fluid in his routes and caught the ball better than him, and at the end of the day, that matters more than a 40 time. Woods deserves some first...
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