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Could the Philadelphia Eagles be considering WR Tavon Austin as a target if they trade down in the first round of the NFL Draft? Ian Rapoport of NFL.com set off a fury of speculation on the possibility after posting this tweet yesterday:
The #Eagles reached out to Tavon Austin yesterday, doing more due diligence. They’d be willing to move back. Covering their bases in case?
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 23, 2013
This, of course, came on the heels of other reports that the Eagles were looking to trade down.
I’ve briefly thought about the idea of him being a possibility when I was going through draft prospects that would fit Kelly’s desire for versatile players. However, I quickly dismissed the notion because my focus has been primarily on OL, DL or OLB as the Eagles’ No. 1 pick.
The thought of taking Austin in Round 1 is intriguing, yet risky. Furthermore, with more pressing needs to address high in the draft, why would they even consider taking a wide re...