Feb 24, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Tavon Austin runs with the ball after making a catch during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft News: Tavon Austin to Visit the New York Jets


This one has the potential to make Jets fans very happy.

We all know that our football team is missing a playmaker on the offensive side of the ball. Well, according to Ian Rappaport of NFL.com, UVA’s wide receiver Tavon Austin will be heading to New Jersey on Sunday to meet with the Jets one-on-one on Monday.

Here are his college statistics:

SEASON REC YDS AVG LNG TD ATT YDS AVG LNG TD
2012 114 1289 11.3 75 12 72 643 8.9 74 3
2011 101 1186 11.7 72 8 16 182 11.4 80 1
2010 58 787 13.6 71 8 15 159 10.6 46 1
2009 15 151 10.1 58 1 6 47 7.8 19 1

This becomes a greater possibility if the Darrelle Revis trade leaves the Jets with both the #9th and the #13th pick. Tavon was not considered a high first round choice until the NFL combine, where his stellar performance shot him up everybody’s big board.

With those two picks close together, should things turn out that way, would be an excellent set up for the Jets, and a great chance to take this receiver. The Jets’ anemic offense is in desperate need of playmakers, and Tavon Austin is most definitely a playmaker.

A lot of visits happen pre-draft, but I think this is one that Jets fans will want to keep their eyes on.

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  • blastingzone

    Austin, Austin, Austin, He would change the jets completely along with Goodson and
    Thompson the jets would have three game changers!! He would fit like a glove in
    the WCO where yards after the catch is the main focus! With Kerley already the
    SR Austin would run the ball more and catch a lot of balls(screens and dump offs as
    Sanchez is running for his life!) out of the back field along with Goodson and would keep DC ‘s up at night trying to figure out how to stop the dynamic duo? Make that
    the dynamic trio if Thompson greatly improves off of last year? NFL scouts say he’s
    to small to last in football but correct me if I’m wrong but I think he played most if not all his games in four years of college? Some team is going to pick Austin between 10-20 so why not the jets with the 9th pick? If they trade Rivas for the 13th pick then
    great use that pick but if not be bold and grab Austin at #9 and stick to the NFL for
    years to come!! You can get a good LB in the 2nd round but you won’t find Austin
    their!!