Tavon Austin, Corey Fuller to participate in Ravens' local Pro Day workout Thursday
By By Aaron Wilson
The Baltimore Sun|
Apr 02, 2013 at 4:10 PM
The Ravens are scheduled to host West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin and Virginia Tech wide receiver Corey Fuller at their local Pro Day workout Thursday, according to league sources with knowledge of the situation.
A former Dunbar star, Austin is a projected first-round draft pick. A former Woodlawn standout, Fuller is slated to go between the third round and fifth round.
Austin has visited the San Francisco 49ers and is scheduled to meet with the Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns and St. Louis Rams.
He has previously had meetings with the Bengals and Miami Dolphins and worked out privately for the Carolina Panthers and New England Patriots.
Austin ran the 40-yard dash in 4.34 seconds at the NFL scouting combine, where he met with the Ravens.
Although undersized at 5 feet 8, 174 pounds, Austin's moves and acceleration are rare.
"I've been a little guy my whole life," Austin said during the combine. "I'm a little guy, but I play big."
Austin had a stellar career for the Mountaineers and a strong performance at the combine. He caught 288 career passes in college for 3,413 yards and 29 touchdowns, also rushing for 1,033 yards and six touchdowns
Fuller is a former Kansas track athlete and Nike indoor track All-American who transferred to Virginia Tech after his sophomore year.
The 6-foot-2, 197-pounder caught 43 passes for 815 yards and six touchdowns last season, plaing in the East-West Shrine all-star game.
The younger brother of NFL safety Vincent Fuller, Corey Fuller met with the Ravens during the combine.
Fuller and Austin both trained with renowned Orlando-based speed coach Tom Shaw.
Meanwhile, University of Pennsylvania defensive end-linebacker Brandon Copeland is also scheduled to attend the Ravens' local Pro Day.
Copeland is a Gilman graduate from Sykesville who was an All-Ivy League selection.
The 6-foot-3, 280-pounder finished his career with 160 tackles, 26 1/2 for losses, 11 sacks, four pass deflections, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries, a blocked kick and a safety with one touchdown scored.