Marvin Austin Scouting Report
Marvin Austin
Marvin Austin - North Carolina (HT: 6-2⅛ - WT: 312)
Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 6 of 55

Positives: Athletic... Agile... Can be disruptive... Uses his hands well... Explosive first step... Can get off the ball quickly... Reasonably strong upper body... Flashes good power... Pushes the pocket... Can collapse the pocket... Good penetrate... Can knock back offensive linemen with strong hand punch... Solid arsenal of moves... Good bull rush and spin move... Good balance... Very solid versus the run... Reasonably stout... Good lower body strength and anchor... Holds his ground well... Very solid lateral mobility... Can make plays all along the LOS... Good range... Closes on the ball quickly... Selected All-ACC second team for the 2009 season... Versatile, fits as UT in a 4-3 or LDE in a 3-4 scheme.

Negatives: Inconsistent... Takes a few too many plays off... Can be a non-factor for long stretches of a game... Questionable motivation and competitiveness... Seldom gives his best effort... Has been called immature... Did not start two games in 2009 (coach's decision)... Will quit once engaged... Plays too high... Loses battles for leverage... Can be slow to locate the ball... A bit of a boom or bust prospect... Needed to play this season and show better consistency and a better motor to work his way into first round discussion... Was suspended for the 2010 season for NCAA rules violation... Character concerns, how much will his involvement with an agent hurt his draft stock?

Totals   106 59 47 13½ 9 1 1 1 1
2007 North Carolina   26 16 10 6 4 0 0 0 0
2008 North Carolina   38 21 17 1 0 1 1 1
2009 North Carolina   42 22 20 6 4 1 0 0 0

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