Miami Dolphins: Will Tavon Austin Be Considered at No. 12?

March 16, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Tavon Austin has been a popular topic of conversation for NFL fans looking forward to the draft.  When the Dolphins had a need for receivers, Miami fans often mentioned Austin.  Well, after signing Mike Wallace, Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson, the Miami Dolphins no longer have a need at that position.
Does Austin make sense as Miami's first-round selection?
After his showing in the NFL combine, Austin cemented his first-round status.  Todd McShay of ESPN recently predicted that the St. Louis Rams would choose Austin with their first pick (16th overall).
Austin had an unbelievable senior year, catching 114 passes for 1289 yards and rushing the ball 72 times for 649 more yards.  The West Virginia standout scored 17 touchdowns, including one punt return and one kickoff return.  Austin had four scoring plays of longer than 70 yards, as would be expected for a player with his blazing speed (4.34 40-yard dash).
Because of his 5'9", 175-pound fr...

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