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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