Reasons to take tavon austin at 10

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

  1. Gunny

    Gunny Shoutbox Fuhrer Tip Jar Donor


    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 Tip Jar Donor

    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.