August 31, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) scores a touchdown in the first quarter against the North Carolina State Wolfpack at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
What if the top 3 tackles are gone? Eric Fisher, Luke Joeckel and Lane Johnson… gone. And Chance Warmack and Jonathan Cooper are gone? What if Tom Telesco wanted to choose a receiver, who would you want him to pick – Tavon Austin or Cordarrelle Patterson?
If I had to choose, it would be Cordarrelle Patterson. He is big, physical and can break defenders ankles. Philip Rivers needs that number 1 receiver again in order for our offense to be a passing threat again.
Tavon Austin is an amazing player. He can play running back, receiver and is a returning specialist. The only question for him is his size. 5-foot-8 for a receiver is small, but he will probably play slot in the NFL.
Dec 29, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Tavon Austin (1) runs with the ball during the second quarter against the Syracuse Orange at the 2012 New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
I wouldn’t be disappointed if either of these guys are chosen. Both guys will be automatic day 1 starters.