2013 NFL Draft: Will Tavon Austin Be Available at No. 16 For St. Louis Rams?

By Dan Parzych
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The 2013 NFL Draft is less than one week away and when it comes to the St. Louis Rams–they’re lucky enough to have two first-round picks this year thanks to their trade with the Washington Redskins last year.

Now, the Rams hope they can make two key additions in the upcoming draft to make them contenders in the NFC West–which certainly won’t be easy. While there’s no telling what to expect from the Arizona Cardinals, the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers should be two of the top teams not just in the NFC once again, but the conference in general.

With this in mind, they’re going to need to draft at least one big playmaker–which is where Tavon Austin comes into play.

The West Virginia star could turn out to be the best wide receiver from this year’s class and if he’s available at No. 16–it should be a no brainer for the Rams. Sam Bradford could certainly use another weapon in the passing game and not only has Austin proven to be effective through the air, but on the ground as well.

In other words–Austin is the type of player that can be a threat in multiple ways.

There’s no reason why St. Louis shouldn’t be able to put up a fight in the division next season, but the only way that will happen is if they improve their offense. Austin is the type of player that can make an impact right away as a rookie–so it will be interesting to see what happens once draft day rolls around.

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