The Sunday workouts are really the big crowd pleasers at the NFL Scouting Combine, with QBs, WRs, and RBs take the field.
And already, we have our first star of the 2013 Combine.
West Virginia WR Tavon Austin has become the top performer on the field so far. It started this morning, when he ran a 4.25 in the 40-yard dash-the second best time in the 40 ever at the Combine. Moments later, his time was equaled by Texas WR Marquise Goodwin.
Then, when the WRs and QBs took began the passing drills, Austin continued to shine. He showed a tremendous burst of speed once he caught the ball and made sharp cuts on his pass routes. Austin’s catches during the drills earned some applause from the other players on the field on a couple of occasions–that’s how impressive he was.
The major drawback on Tavon Austin is size. He measured in at five feet, eight and a half inches tall, 174 pounds. That’s not the kind of size the Bils are looking for at the WR spot. But he’s thickly built and seems to have good hands.
His workout today may have pushed him into the top half of the first round.
Tags: Marquise Goodwin, NFL Combine, Tavon Austin
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