Giants Grab Tar Heel Defensive Tackle; Draft A Steal In UNC’s Austin At 52

Austin Did Not Participate At North Carolina During The 2010-11 Campaign

NFL Draft Countdown’s on Scouting Report Marvin Austin:

Height: 6-1 5/8 | Weight: 309 | 40-Time: 4.90

• Good height and great bulk with broad, sturdy build
• Athletic w/ terrific speed, burst, quickness and agility
• Can penetrate and disrupt action in the backfield
• Is stout at the point of attack and able to anchor
• Very light on feet with excellent mobility and range
• Outstanding sheer strength and is naturally powerful
• Does a fantastic job in pursuit when he is motivated
• Could offer some schematic and positional versatility

• Marginal production and was not really a sack artist
• Does not possess impressive instincts or awareness
• Not technically sound and leverage is inconsistent
• Effort is lacking at times and motor is huge concern
• Isn’t nasty or aggressive and lacks a killer instinct
• Bit of a prima donna and maturity’s been questioned
• Ran into off-the-field trouble and had a long layoff

Was a three-year starter for the Tar Heels — Named 2nd Team All-ACC in 2009 — A high-profile prep recruit who essentially had his choice of elite programs — Missed two starts in 2009 due to the “coaches decision” — Dismissed from the football team and didn’t play in 2010 after the NCAA discovered he received $10,000 to $13,000 of improper benefits from an agent — Was dominant at the East / West Shrine Game and also performed extremely well in workouts — Could fit in either a 4-3 or 3-4 scheme — Best fit at the next level may come as a three-technique in an even front — Classic underachiever who doesn’t always play nearly as well as he works out — Clearly a 1st Round talent but may lack intangibles needed to maximize immense potential.

Russ’ Take: Unquestionably, the North Carolina defensive lineman is a legitimate first-round talent.  The Giants grab another sliding prospect.  It’s no wonder why the G-Men D always puts out a vaunted, imposing front four product.  Marvin Austin is a flat-out steal.  Outstanding pick.

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