29. New England Patriots: Tavon Austin, WR, West Virginia. Even if the Pats do re-sign Wes Welker (and Tom Brady’s recent contract re-do certainly has them in line to do just that), there’s a clear need for speed in New England’s offense. Bill Belichick has the tight end position sewn up like no other, and Welker takes care of the slot. But that doesn’t challenge safeties deep, and if there’s one thing Austin can do with his cartoonish speed and agility in space, it’s that. Putting him in this system, with that quarterback, might be almost unfair.
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