Player Profile: Marvin Austin

Written by Will Spencer on August 1, 2010

Marvin Austin


Position: DT School: North Carolina
Height: 6’3" Weight: 310 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 5.00
All-Star Game: Team Captain:

Overall Grade:


Draft Projection:


Non-position specific categories



Max. Value


Height/Weight 6
Speed 8
Quickness/Agility 10
Strength/Explosion 10
Athletic Ability 8
Durability 8
Character 6
Production/Experience 6
Toughness 8
Potential 10


Defensive Line Specific Categories



Max. Value


Run Stopping 8
Pass Rushing 8
Awareness 8
Hand Placement 8


Explanation of Player Grading System


The Breakdown

Austin is exactly what you look for in a one-gap defensive tackle. Quick first step and great pursuit, it’s not a shock to see Austin chasing down stretch plays and screen passes. The big knock on Austin is that his motor runs hot and cold and he’s been known to take plays off. Austin will also possibly miss his senior season from suspension after an NCAA investigation about his involvement with an agent.



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Saw playing time in every game as a true freshman and started 11 of 13 games as a sophomore. Started every game in 2009.


Awards and Honors

2009: Second team All-ACC.



Communications major at North Carolina.



No known injury concerns.


Athletic Experience

No other known sports played.



Nothing of note.



Will possibly be suspended for his senior season after an NCAA investigation indicated that Austin had an inappropriate relationship with a sports agent.


Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 42 22 20 4 1 0 0
2008 35 18 17 1 0 1 1
2007 26 16 10 4 0 0 0


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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009.

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