Dallas wide receiver Miles Austin has been working as a slot receiver in multiple wide-receiver sets. For Austin, the virtues of moving into the slot are being behind the ball, which rules against press coverage, and being in motion at times. Staying on the outisde represents consitency.
"Inside or outside, I'm still trying to get open,'' Austin said.
When the Cowboys have positioned Austin in the slot, veteran Roy Williams and rookie Dez Bryant have been the wide receivers.
"I think he is going to be tremendously dangerous in the slot,'' Dallas head coach Wade Phillips said. "The same things that make him good on the outside make him good on the inside.''
Inside or outside, Austin is poised for a big fantasy season. He's number three in 4for4's current rankings and will be one of the first receivers taken in many drafts.