Tavon Austin is having a pretty nice time with the pre-draft process, which we know by now is very much the opposite of what’s happening to his quarterback. Yet as Geno Smith’s name slides down draft boards and heats up debates about his ability and his potential, Tavon keeps rising up and quieting critics who once said he was too small or too gimmicky to make it.
In the irony or ironies, though, we find that the opinions have come all the way around on that stuff and the NFL is smitten with Tavon and what he can do for a team.
Austin said every team he met with vowed to use the touch pass he and Smith made famous, but he said there are other plans for the player who ran for 344 yards against Oklahoma.
“Every team said that they’d definitely like for me to come in and play running back here and there or on third down,” he said.
Those teams generally had one last thing to whisper in Tavon’s ear before their meetings ended. They happen to think he’s a …