Originally written February 22, 2013 on Patriots Life:
Future NFL draftee WR Tavon Austin had a chance to talk to the media a little while ago. The former West Virginia Mountaineer is projected to be picked up in the late first-round of the NFL Draft this coming April. When asked about his style of play at the NFL Combine, the star WR seems to identify himself to Pro Bowler Wes Welker... “Wes Welker, that’s the No. 1 guy,” he said. “I see how Wes does it, I watch a lot of tape of him, and I think I move a little quicker and faster than Wes, so if he can do it, I know I can do it [too].” The WEEI article (linked above) made the point that West Virginia's head coach Dana Holgersen was also Welker's wide receivers coach at Texas Tech. Standing at 5'9" and 174 lbs, Austin does have a similar build to Welker's 5'9", 185 lbs. As far as his claim that he is faster, evidence shows that he could be right. At the 2004 NFL Combine, Welker ran a 4.65 second 40-yard dash. With this year's combine just around the c...
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