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Tavon Austin - NFL Draft Profile

TeamSt. Louis (BUF)
Round1
Selection8 (8 overall)
PositionWide Receiver
SchoolWest Virginia
YearSR
Born3/15/1991
Height5-9
Weight174
High SchoolDunbar (Baltimore, Maryland)
First Team All-Big 12 Conference and First Team All-America selection in 2012...Second Team All-Big East Conference in 2011...Winner of the Paul Hornung Award in 2012 as the FBS's most versatile player...Recorded 112 receptions for 1,289 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior while racking up 1,932 yards from scrimmage...Had 82 receiving yards, 344 rushing yards and 146 kick return yards in a Nov. 17 loss to Oklahoma, with the 572 all-purpose yards ranking second-most in FBS single-game history...Shot up draft boards atthe NFL Combine after running a 4.34 40-yard dash...Excels in the slot, displaying great acceleration with the ball in his hands...Small in stature yet plays incredibly tough while possessing surprising upper-body strength...Will likely be one of the best kick returners in the NFL immediately if given the chance...Small frame limits him to the slot almost exclusively...Solid hands but not spectacular...Does most of his damage on underneath routes, will need to prove he can go over the middle and take hits from NFL defenders...Expected to be one of the first receivers drafted.

2012 Season Stats
 Wk.Opp.Rec.YardsTDAvgResult
1vs. Marshall105315.3W 69-34
3vs. James Madison11113110.3W 42-12
4vs. Maryland13179313.8W 31-21
5vs. Baylor14215215.4W 70-63
6at Texas10102110.2W 48-45
7at Texas Tech109209.2L 49-14
8vs. Kansas State63415.7L 55-14
10vs. TCU1110119.2L 39-38
11at Oklahoma State117917.2L 55-34
12vs. Oklahoma482020.5L 50-49
13at Iowa State699116.5W 31-24
14vs. Kansas4110027.5W 59-10
17at Syracuse221010.5L 38-14
Collegiate Career
 SeasonRec.YardsTDAvg
201211212801211.4
20111011186811.7
201058787813.6
200915151110.1

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