2013 DBN Mock Draft: St. Louis Rams Select Tavon Austin at No. 16

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With the 16th pick in the 2013 Dawgs By Nature NFL Community Mock Draft, the St. Louis Rams select...

Tavon Austin, WR/HB/KR, West Virginia

This selection and write-up was made by nickjs21:

/Stumbles trying to run the card in.

Tavon Austin is ridiculous. He is the draft’s premiere playmaker. I’ll be honest: I don’t think there’s a team in the NFL that wouldn't look great with Austin as part of their offense. For the Rams specifically, I highlighted four needs once I became Mock GM: Receiver, OT, Guard, and Safety. After recently inking Jake Long, tackle gets pushed to the bottom of the list. With Warmack off the board, I can wait until later for a guard. The draft’s best safety is also gone. As for receiver, the Rams have added Jared Cook but are still looking at a whole lot of question marks with Danny Amendola and Brandon Gibson departed for greener pastures. This was a team ranked 25th in the league in scoring WITH these players.

Thanks to the RG3 trade, I have another first rounder coming at 22. Austin was the only player I was too scared to wait six picks for. He’s already scheduled workouts with five teams, including the Bengals waiting before 22. Adam Schefter promised he wouldn't make it to the Vikings. Greg Cosell considers him top ten talent. Not only am I happy to take him at 16, but I’m wondering if I need to start worrying about someone else jumping in front of me as we get closer to April. I think of his potential use in Jeff Fisher's offense as pieces of Darren Sproles, Randall Cobb, and Reggie Bush. If I’m Sam Bradford, I’m pretty happy with the way this offseason has turned out so far.

I have been harsh on Sam Bradford, but this is the year that St. Louis can offer him a lot of help when it comes to playmakers. Everyone here knows how much of a fan I was of Jared Cook. After losing their top receivers from last year, getting someone fresh like Austin makes for a nice pick. The Rams have the luxury to be flexible, too, since they have another pick coming up at No. 22 overall.

The Pittsburgh Steelers are up next, led by HenryDawg.

2013 DBN Community Mock Draft Results (so far)

Pick Team Player Pos School User
1 Kansas City Dee Milliner CB Alabama BuenosAires_Dawg
2 Jacksonville Dion Jordan DE/OLB Oregon Adrock2099
3 Oakland Luke Joeckel OT Texas A&M TuckJob
4 Philadelphia Eric Fisher OT Central Michigan Chalmdeezy
5 Detroit Ezekiel Ansah DE/OLB BYU macdowellm03
6 Cleveland Jarvis Jones OLB Georgia Cedarpoint2k3
7 Arizona Chance Warmack OG Alabama Mudville
8 Buffalo Geno Smith QB West Virginia Stigosaurus
9 New York Jets Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee notthatnoise
10 Tennessee Kenny Vaccaro SS Texas pt_999
11 San Diego Lane Johnson OT Oklahoma JamesPowell
12 Miami Desmond Trufant CB Washington Weeden2Gordon
13 Tampa Bay Sherrif Floyd DT Florida LessThanJake
14 Carolina Star Lotulelei DT Utah rossn2007
15 New Orleans Damonte Moore DE/OLB Texas A&M Ted Washington's Belly
16 St. Louis Tavon Austin WR West Virginia nickjs21
17 Pittsburgh HenryDawg
18 Dallas jimkanicki
19 New York Giants Red-Right-88
20 Chicago PaduaDSP
21 Cincinnati troy145
22 St. Louis nickjs21
23 Minnesota Legoman0721
24 Indianapolis Mike Krupka
25 Minnesota Legoman0721
26 Green Bay Jon Stinchcomb
27 Houston The B-Train
28 Denver KillerNut
29 New England roar888
30 Atlanta Matt Wood
31 San Francisco rufio
32 Baltimore Ecwingen
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