Tavon Austin continues tour with visit to New York Jets


Life is good for Tavon Austin, who must feel like the prettiest girl during prom season.

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ProFootballTalk.com reported Wednesday that the West Virginia wide receiver has been forced to turn NFL teams down because his pre-draft invitation card is so full.

One team Austin didn't dismiss is the New York Jets. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Austin will fly into New Jersey on Sunday and meet with the Jets the following day, according to a source informed of the team's plans.

As we wrote in our "Draft Questions" series, Austin is a perfect fit for a Jets offense in desperate need of a dynamic playmaker on offense. The Jets might end up with both the ninth and 13th overall pick if they complete the trade that would send Darrelle Revis to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Austin would make plenty of sense as one of those selections.

Austin began the draft process as a fringe first-round pick, but he has rocketed up boards on the strength of an electric performance at the NFL Scouting Combine. Austin will go on Day 1 -- it's just a matter of how high.

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