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Lets discuss WR Tavon Austin if he is available in the 2nd round.


I'd imagine the idea of drafting another wide receiver this high makes most Lions fans cringe but think about the impact. I don't know what his 40 time is yet but in game film he flies. In fact of all the players I watched he seem to separate the easiest in the open field similar to Best. If Burleson were to be injured again he is capable of running the sweeps and in addition he is experienced in the screen game. He has the speed and route running to be an outside threat opposite of Calvin. He is a good enough RB to get 5-10 targets a game. He can instantly provide a skilled return man plus he seems to know how to take a hit and is very durable. He is like the reverse of Jahvid Best. Best was a RB first receiver 2nd and Austin is a receiver first RB 2nd. Based on our roster now that just might be a better fit too. We have capable and young RBs where we didn't when Jahvid was the man. I know a lot out there want the defense addressed but I'm of the opinion the offense is closer to a finished product and that with a couple more pieces it can sustain long term stability and success. His other value is improving field position with special teams. If we got this guy here then Burleson's departure in a year or two would be a smooth transition. If we address the OL in rounds 1 and secondary in round 3 we can just play patch work at DE. I think Willie Young is a starter that hasn't had the chance and this is the year he will get to go do it. Avril can kick rocks. Lets be honest with ourselves. The defense will have so much turnover that the best way to defend against that is to keep them off the field. We have an offense that is a couple lineman and a player like Jahvid Best or Tavon Austin away from that becoming a reality. No matter how we address the defense it will be very young and inconsistent next year. How do you out there feel about this strategy and logic going forward?

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