You might remember the very fun Tavon Austin v. Kenny Vaccaro matchup at Texas this past season and how the Longhorns safety pretty much stuck with Tavon wherever he went once Tavon had sliced through the defense for a 40-yard touchdown. That was classic game within the game stuff, and both remember it well, so much so that they became friends afterward.
And you may remember WVU’s two games against LSU, games with different results, but games that left two of the Tigers draft prospects impressed by who they had to combat that night.
Well, Vaccaro and LSU’s Barkevious Mingo and Eric Reid are all in New York with Tavon and Geno and 19 other prospects. The three who have played against the Mountaineers in college each witnessed things they think will make WVU’s products successful in the NFL.
“Tavon is probably the most electric player I played against,” said Mingo, a defensive end who was 2-0 against WVU in 2010-11.
“I can’t even explain it. And Geno just keeps making plays. I don’t think he missed that many in the (2011) game we played against him.
“There are just not a lot of people who can bring the ability he has. He sat back in the pocket and he was well-protected, so he didn’t have to move that much, but I’ve seen that if you pressure him, he can get out of the pocket and make plays with his feet.”