If you follow me on twitter, you'll know how much I'd be in favor of a move for a guy like Percy Harvin. That kind of Swiss army knife, do-it-all type of player would be huge in the Redskins Pistol Offense. A guy that can line up in the backfield and take a hand-off one play and line up at receiver the next causes nightmares for defenses. Percy Harvin can do all of that and more, but he appears to be out of the Redskins price range, at least for the time being. However, looking ahead to April's NFL draft, there are a couple of candidates that could play a similar role to what Harvin would in the Redskins offense.
I'll start with the low-hanging fruit. Anyone who watched West Virginia this year will know who Tavon Austin is. He is probably the most similar to Harvin in that he's lined up all over the field and been a factor in the return game. Austin blew everyone away at the NFL Combine recently when he ran a 4.34 second 40 yard dash, which if you didn't know is extremely fast. Austin isn't just another track guy though, he plays at that speed when he wants to, but also shows good patience waiting for blocks to develop. Once he finds a hole though, he can explode through it. His short area quickness is elite meaning he can make cuts at speed and give defenders very little time to react.
The Alternative Options To Percy Harvin
Hogs Haven | Feb 28