Marvin Austin, DT, North Carolina

Information
Year: Senior
Height: 6 ft 3 in
Weight: 310 lbs.
School: North Carolina
Birthday: January 1, 1989
Profile
Austin’s stock took a massive hit when he was booted off the team in October for violating NCAA rules. His talent, however, still speaks enough volumes for him to be a first-round pick in 2011. A bulky athlete with room to get even bigger, Austin has the ability to be a premier run-stuffer with his size and great lateral movement. His pass rushing ability isn’t elite, but what he does bring to the table is the ability to collapse the pocket. His motor is generally not considered an issue, but there are a few scouts out there who have bemoaned Austin for giving up on a play or two. If teams can look past Austin’s so-called character issues, they could have a real gem.
Statistics
YR TOT SOLO AST SACK STF FF BK INT YDS TD PD
2007 26 16 10 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 35 18 17 1 0 0 0 1 23 1 0
2009 42 22 20 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0