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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. “A lot of teams are looking for the type of player who can do multiple things on the field, and I think I can be that guy. “I think I’m the all-around best player in the draft.” In case you are wondering, Austin claims his fastest 40 time ever was a 4.29. That’s putting him up there among some of the fastest ever. Since electronic timing has been used at the combine, Chris Johnson clocked the fastest at 4.24. Bo Jackson is believed to have run a 4.12 with manual timing. We should get plenty of soundbites out of the entrants of April’s NFL Draft over the next couple of days. While most are waiting for information to leak about the interviews that GM’s [...]
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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...
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...
Dana Holgorsen is the Red Bull-addicted head coach at West Virginia. Enjoy his drink of choice with a biscuit, because why not?
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...
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...
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...