The St. Louis Rams traded out of the 16th spot of the NFL Draft with the Buffalo Bills to get wide receiver Tavon Austin with the 8th pick.
Here are the particulars on Austin:
Height: 5'8" Weight: 173 lbs; he played at West Virginia all four years.
Austin is the guy the Rams have coveted since watching him at the Combine.
The St. Louis Rams had two picks in the first round and used one to move up to get a weapon for Sam Bradford.
Tavon Austin will fit in with his new team because the Rams are void at play-makers on the receiving side after losing Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson. Austin can line up in the slot, split out wide; Jeff Fisher can put him at running back and use him on special teams.
Another pick could have easily been Eddie Lacy here because of the loss at Steven Jackson. Lacy is a big back, which Jeff Fisher traditionally likes, and could have handled the workload in the backfield.
Also Justin Hunter could have been picked here as well because of he is way taller than Austin but Hunter has a history of drops.
Overall, this pick shows that the Rams are committed to giving Sam Bradford weapons that will make him better and the team is serious about scoring points.
The new rules on hitting defenseless receivers will definitely help Austin stay upright. St. Louis Rams fans should be happy because it should remind them of Az Hakim and the Greatest Show On Turf Days.