December 29, 2012; Bronx, NY, USA; West Virginia Mountaineers wide receiver Tavon Austin (1) is tackled by Syracuse Orange cornerback Wayne Morgan (2) during the third quarter of the New Era Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NFL Draft: A Dynamic Receiver Could Be The Missing Piece In The Falcons Offense

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You would think that the Falcons are fairly set when it comes to their wide receivers. They have two of the best receivers in the league with Julio Jones and Roddy White. They also have an underrated Harry Douglas, who would likely be in a bigger role on another team.

However, it doesn’t hurt at all to add more weapons around Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

What the Falcons really need in another wide receiver is a versatile and dynamic player, similar to Percy Harvin’s skill-set. Harvin’s ability to make plays in the backfield and down the field often misguides opposing defenses.

If the Falcons were looking for something similar to Harvin’s skill-set in the draft, then Tavon Austin out of West Virginia is the closest that they will come by. He can do just about everything that you would want out of a versatile and dynamic receiver, maybe even more.

Austin is projected to be a mid-first round pick in this year’s draft, so it is unlikely that he will even reach the Falcons 30th overall selection. It is more likely that the Falcons will look for that versatile and dynamic receiver in the later rounds of the NFL Draft.

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