Will the Bengals add an X factor on offense?
Now hear me out: I like Andrew Hawkins in the slot, but this pick is less about filling a hole and more about re-imagining the way this team attacks opponents. Austin has plenty of hype around him, but his tape is mind-blowing. Concerns over his 5-foot-8 stature aside, Austin hints at Percy Harvin-like qualities and would give the Bengals something no AFC North rival has in its storehouse.
There were too many situations last season when taking receiver A.J. Green out of the game was enough to shut down the Bengals. A player like Austin -- if he isn't long gone by the time the Bengals are on the clock -- would terrorize defenses underneath and force opponents to account for space all over the field.
Offensive play is evolving and tumbling toward new horizons, and Austin would take the Bengals somewhere they've never been.