Reasons to take tavon austin at 10

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by running bull, Apr 20, 2013.

  1. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer


    eh, half his return yards as a punt returner came from one game and a third of his receiving yards from one game. He's also averaging 10 yards per catch.
  2. mike75

    mike75 Starter

    Rams rookie wide receiver Tavon Austin, whose big-play flair has helped propel St. Louis to two straight wins, has garnered NFC special teams player of the month honors for November from the NFL.
    Austin’s 98-yard second-quarter punt return touchdown helped break open the Rams’ 38-8 win at Indianapolis on Nov. 10. Showing the savvy of an experienced returner and displaying special vision, change-of-direction ability and quickness, Austin fielded a bouncing punt and sprinted down the St. Louis sideline on his way to his first regular-season return score.
    At first, Austin motioned as if he wanted his teammates to get away from the bouncing ball. Then, he snatched it up, and within a few seconds, he was gone.
    The No. 8 overall pick in the 2013 draft, Austin would later add TD catches of 57 and 81 yards as the underdog Rams stunned the Colts. Two weeks later, Austin would score a 65-yard rushing touchdown on the Rams’ third offensive play in a 41-21 victory vs. Chicago.
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