St. Louis Rams Get The Draft’s Best Offensive Play-maker In WR Tavon Austin

St. Louis Rams Get The Draft’s Best Offensive Play-maker In WR Tavon Austin


The St. Louis Rams finally get young QB Sam Bradford some serious offensive help in drafting WR Tavon Austin out of West Virginia. Austin is known as the best offensive play-maker in this year’s draft class and a Heisman candidate his senior season after racking up more than 2,000 all purpose yards, including a 572 yard performance Oklahoma which was good for second most in FBS history, and 15 total touchdowns.

He finished eighth in Heisman voting, won the Paul Hornung Award for most versatile player, and was a selection for first-team All-American as an All-Purpose player. Tavon Austin was such a threat when he had the football he was even used in the backfield as a running back where in 2012 he had 72 rushes for 643 yards, good for 8.9 yards per carry, and three rushing touchdowns.

Aston is a burner with big time speed and acceleration who has a knack at finding the open lane for a big gain. He has great vision as a ball carrier as he has shown with his ability to take the hand off from the backfield in college, and possesses great ball skills in locating and catching the football. Although he is small at 5’8” , toughness has never been an issue with this young man as he bounces back up to his feet from hits quickly.

The St. Louis Rams have done great to get not only the best receiver in the draft but the best offensive play-maker in the draft class to help Sam Bradford put up the kind of numbers expected of him. Bradford must be gitty waiting to throw this guy the football next year, and should show some improvement with his first real vertical threat at receiver.

Combine Results:

40 yard dash : 4.34 seconds

Bench Press: 14 reps

Vert Jump: 32 inches

Broad Jump 120 inches

20 Yard Shuttle: 4.01 seconds

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