Russ Lande's take:
Austin is a very talented DT who is being talked about as an elite DT prospect, but he needs to play with better technique and aggressiveness on every snap to be as productive as he is physically capable. He has the combination of size, natural strength, foot quicks, athleticism and explosiveness to be productive playing in any defensive scheme, but I believe he fits best at a 3-Technique DT in a 43 scheme where he can use his athleticism to get into gaps to disrupt plays and can use his speed to chase down plays from sideline to sideline. If he can play with leverage and aggressiveness more consistently he could go from being a good starting DT to an elite one who changes games and makes impact plays consistently. Overall, Austin is likely to be drafted higher than I have him rated because of his natural talent and flashes of dominance. If he shines in the spring leading up to the draft he could really move way up draft boards, because strong, athletic and very athletic DT’s like he has the talent to be are extremely hard to find. In time I think Austin will improve his consistency
of technique, but will still struggle to be the dominant, impact player he has the talent to be and will be more of a good, solid starting DT than an elite, game changing DT. Austin is often mentioned as a player who fits very well as a DE for a 34 scheme, but in our view a player who does not consistently play with aggressiveness and intensity may not have what it takes to be a 2-Gap DE who has to sacrifice play after play to tie up OL to let teammates make the plays.