Marvin Austin scouting report

Marvin Austin DT North Carolina
Ht: 6’2″

Wt: 312

Strengths:
Impressive athlete for his size. Explosive off the snap. A powerful bull rusher. Also has the athleticism to incorporate other moves into his pass rush repertoire. Above-average straight-line speed, will occasionally make plays in pursuit. Has the athleticism to play end in a 3-4 scheme. May also have the strength to play nose tackle.
Weaknesses:
Suspended for entire 2010 season for accepting benefits from an agent. Overaggressive. Too focused on getting to the quarterback, and it results in too many penalties and too many bites on fakes. Effort seems to lack at times. Appears disinterested in doing the small things – wants to get sacks and big hits.
Comments:
Austin entered the 2010 season with lofty expectations. He was an elite recruit coming out of high school and many expected him to elevate his game to an elite level. After sitting out the entire season, scouts are left with nothing to evaluate him by other than inconsistent film from his first three years at UNC. There’s no denying his raw talent, but he needs to convinces teams that he can give a full effort on every play and develop into a complete player. He has 1st-round talent, but shouldn’t come off the board until the 2nd or 3rd round. If he falls far enough he may end up with a big enough chip on his shoulder to finally take his game to the next level.
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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