Bailey was chosen in the third round, the 92nd overall choice. He also caught 114 passes at West Virginia last season. He is more of a conventional receiver.
The two were friends throughout their careers in Morgantown. Both are pleased to continue that relationship on the professional level.
"It's great we get to share this together,'' Austin said. "We don't have to go through this by ourselves.''
Bailey agreed, "We've been dealing with each other for so long, he's kind of like a brother to me. It's a luxury for us to be on the same team. Stuff like that doesn't happen very often.''
Fisher likes the fact that the two have a bond off the field.
"They challenge each other and they study together,'' Fisher said. "That a great combination.''
The pair shined on Thursday. Austin caught a pair of deep throws from Bradford that drew cheers from a crowd of 1,128. Bailey chipped in with two nifty short grabs.
"We're doing pretty well so far, just kind of leaning on each other,'' Bailey said.
The roommate situation is working out as well.
"We both share the cleaning and other duties,'' Austin says. "We quiz each other a lot too.''
The two had plenty of success at West Virginia. They became the favorite targets of quarterback Geno Smith, who is now with the New York Jets. The Mountaineers went 10-3 in 2011 and beat Clemson 70-33 in the Orange Bowl. Austin scored four times in that contest.
"Now, hopefully we can keep that up and have long careers together in the NFL too,'' Bailey said.