The NFL 2013 has begun, in a sense, with the NFL combine going on this weekend. The New England Patriots have a few holes to fill in order to have another Super Bowl campaign, and one of the main ones will be the inevitable void left by Wes Welker, as it looks more and more likely he'll be hitting Free Agency.
And big Wes Welker fan Tavon Austin, predicted to be drafted late in the 1st round (where the Patriots sit with the 29th pick), could be the man to fill it. And it's his name on most people's lips after clocking in the second quickest time of any Wide Receiver.
CJ2K can sleep easy. Official 40 times: 4.27 for Goodwin, 4.34 for Austin on.nfl.com/Tracker #NFLCombine
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) February 24, 2013
So, does this make you think he's a good fit for the Patriots? In my view, it shouldn't change a thing. During an NFL game, I don't need a receiver to just run 40 yards and stop. I need him to be able to get free in coverage, catch passes and then make a play afterwar...