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Marvin Austin (DL)
  • Height:
  • Weight:
    309 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 5/8 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/4 in.
  • College:
    North Carolina
  • Conference:
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Selected by: New York Giants
Round: 2
Pick (Overall): 20 (52)

Pick Analysis: Jerry Reese doesn't get enough credit for his willingness to add talent to positions of strength. Austin is a legitimate first-round talent with the potential to be a dominant interior player in their one-gap scheme. His combination of strength, power and athleticism is off the charts, and he should be a terrific contributor as part of a deep defensive line rotation.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.9 sec
  • Vertical Jump30.5 inch
  • Broad Jump112.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.33 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.4 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -


Austin has first round talent, but he did not play football last season and there are concerns about his character and work ethic. He appears to be a prototypical 3-technique defensive tackle, as he is a big boy with outstanding athleticism. He has great feet and the lateral agility to move quickly down the line and make tackles on the edge. He uses his quick heavy hands to shed blocks and has the closing burst to make plays in the backfield. Austin's off the field issues may prevent him from being a first round pick, but he could be a major steal in round two.


Austin has great size and speed for the position. Explodes off the ball and shows great foot quickness. Possesses superb lateral agility and the range to make plays outside the tackle box. Strong player with a thick lower half that flashes a powerful bull rush to collapse the pocket.


Plays too high and struggles to fend off double teams. Takes too long to locate the ball and can be engulfed by down blocks. Does not have an extensive repertoire of pass rushing moves. Will take plays off and has a questionable work ethic. Missed entire 2010 season after being deemed ineligible.




Video Playlist

  1. Giants pick Marvin Austin No. 52

    Published: April 29, 2011 at 07:59 p.m.

    Former Giants RB Joe Morris announces the Giants' selection with the 52nd overall pick, North Carolina DT Marvin Austin.

  2. 2011 combine workout: Marvin Austin

    Published: March 10, 2011 at 07:22 p.m.

    Watch North Carolina DT Marvin Austin compete at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

  3. Reaction to UNC pro day

    Published: March 31, 2011 at 07:35 p.m.

    The "Total Access" crew discusses the big UNC pro day and whether the yearlong suspension some Tar Heels faced will affect when they hear their names called at the draft.

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