WR Tavon Austin, West Virginia


Rams, 1st round. W.V.: Very small for the position. Average hand size.

Positives: Adequate routes. Adequate hands. Great speed with excellent quickness, acceleration, burst and explosiveness. As a RB, is strictly an outside runner. Very nimble on sideline. Solid effort after contact. Excellent vision for yards after the catch. Very elusive and creative after the catch. Ridiculously elusive at times. Excellent stop-and-start ability. Patient. Willing and adequate downfield blocker. Can be used at several positions to create mismatches.

Negatives: No power and is easy to bring down if caught. Reportedly did poorly on the Wonderlic intelligence test.

Projection: Is already the best WR on the Rams roster. Will join a depth chart that includes second-year players Brian Quick and Chris Givens, two WRs who I thought were merely adequate additions to the team in 2012, though his speed will complement Quick’s size and the speed of Givens, TE Jared Cook, and RB Daryl Richardson very well. If the Rams use him in creative ways, he’ll likely be someone who will probably help out his real NFL team more than your dynasty fantasy team. May not ever have the stats of a true WR1. Draft as an immediate WR3 with WR2 value by his second year.

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