Used as an all purpose weapon at West Virginia, Tavon Austin was undoubtedly the most explosive player in the country. Coming into the draft, many teams questioned his size, but this didn't stop Austin from being a top ten selection in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Drafted by the St. Louis Rams, it seemed to be common knowledge that Austin would be utilized effectively, and a lock for Offensive Rookie of the Year. Little did Rams' fans know, Austin couldn't even muster 500 yards receiving.
Some blamed Head Coach Jeff Fisher for Austin's failiure, while others looked towards offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer. Schottenheimer has been known to show pedestrian schemes on the offensive side of the ball, and could be a huge reason on Austin's lack of production in his rookie year.
The West Virginia utility weapon has all the physical tools to suceed in the league, and with the right coaching can be an explosive offensive threat. Austin can be effective as a slot receiver, H-back, or a returner on special teams. If there was a lone bright spot for Austin in 2013, it certainly came in the return game. Posting a 98-yard touchdown return certainly reminded fans on why the swiss army knife of a player was the first receiver off the board.
Similar to AJ Green and Julio Jones, being drafted in the same class as DeAndre Hopkins and Cordarrelle Patterson will always be a part of Austin's career. Tavon was drafted to be the best out of the three, and must play catch-up in 2014.