He isn't a burner and lacks great straight-line speed, but he plays fast and exhibits good short area quickness off the line.
He was able to routinely get off press coverage vs. the best competition he saw during his senior year (Auburn), using a little wiggle to keep corners off balance and then following it up with a powerful swat with his inside arm in order to stroke the corner off the line and accelerate into his route.
Austin got up to speed quickly, ran through the football well and looked natural plucking the ball off his frame. He adjusts well to throws, routinely extends his arms and looks large and soft handed when asked to pluck.
He exhibits good ball skills and body control when adjusting to the throw and he's routinely able to come down with the tough grab.
He'll gear down as a route runner and isn't overly sharp out of his breaks underneath. Austin also tends to drift a bit as a rout runner and is much more balanced/shifty off the line setting up corners in order to separate.
He exhibits good acceleration after the catch, he does run a bit upright, but gets north/south quickly and fights for yards through contact. He will get after it in the run game as well, he has some passion/violence to his game as a blocker, and will stick to defenders through contact.
Impression: He is still working his way back from the knee injury and his best football is still ahead of him. Austin is developing as a route runner, however, he's coordinated, can beat press coverage and pluck the football. He looks like at worst a later round pick who can fight his way onto a roster as an inside reserve."