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Tavon Austin is the worst kept secret in fantasy football. After watching loads of tape on this kid, he quickly became my WR3 pipe dream for 2013. With his draft stock rising faster than Jim Harbaughs blood pressure after a bad call, that pipe dream is looking more and more like just a dream after all. Theres no hiding Tavon Austin has talent. Its impossible to keep him under the radar at this point. He landed on the perfect team to showcase his skills and it’s almost a certainty hell have an instant impact on the field. Thank your lucky stars St. Louis, the greatest show on turf might be back. And this time, its a one man show. Austins speed is blazing. Its hard to even describe it on paper, it’s something you need to see to believe. He ran a 4.34 40 time at the combine, but Im pretty sure hes even faster with a defender on his tail and the end zone in sights. Austin can stretch the field vertically, but he thrives in the slot. Hes very effective in the running game as well. It wasnt uncommon for West Virginia to line him up in the back field, much like the Vikings like to do with Percy Harvin. Speaking of Harvin, theres no greater NFL comparison for Tavon Austin than Harvin. Percy might have four inches on him and is a little stronger, but what Austin lacks in those categories, he makes up in his speed, quickness and elusiveness. If I was Jeff Fisher I would literally take the Vikings playbook for Percy Harvin and use it as the blueprint for how I want to use Tavon Austin. Hes an offensive weapon in every sense of the word electrifying in the open field. What makes the former West Virginia all round threat even more intriguing is the recent acquisition of 4-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jake Long. With Long on the blind side, and Rodger Saffold over at right tackle, the Rams offensive line is starting to look pretty good. Quarterback Sam Bradford has struggled for years with a weak offensive line and little talent around him. With better protection and new playmakers, Bradford cant make excuses anymore. The organization finally gave their QB the pieces to succeed and I expect him to look to Austin early and often, much like he did Amendola. There is cause for concern about Austins durability. Rightfully so, the way we see players drop like flies in the NFL each week. But I think theres reason to be optimistic about his health. His speed makes it hard to tackle and when defenders do get their paws on him, its especially difficult to make impact hits. Austin stayed all four years at West Virginia never once missing a game. The way the NFL is shaping its rules to protect wide receivers and favor a more pass-happy league, I think it becomes even more likely Austin could stay free from harm. Does the incessant admiration of Tavon worry me a little? Of course. Id be lying if I said otherwise. Like in gambling, any time the majority is passionate about the outcome of a game or the expectations of a player, the majority often tends to be wrong. Its not like we havent seen electrifying college players fail to replicate that electricity in the pros (Im looking at you Reggie Bush). Continue Reading Tavon Austin Fantasy 2013
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Via the Press’ Paula Pasche:
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