Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 5/6/12
In the 2011 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Marvin Austin in the second round (#50). Many expected the 6’2, 312-pound defensive tackle to go mid-to-late in the 1stround, despite missing the entire season due to a suspension for engaging in improper contact with an agent. Austin participated in the NFL Combine and impressed many teams even more with the following stats: (4.84 40-yard dash/38 reps on the Bench press/30.5 vertical leap/112.0 broad jump). GM Reese, at the time of the Draft, stated that Austin could be a steal if he puts his past behind him. He's had other problems with the law as well; but Reese said they've done their homework on him and couldn't pass him up, even if it meant ignoring their need at center to add to an already crowded situation along the interior line. "He's going to come here with a chip on his shoulder," GM Jerry Reese said and added, "an explosive three-technique gap charger. This guy can get off the ball with tremendous speed. He’s got ...
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