Apr 25, 2013; New York, NY, USA; NFL commissioner Roger Goodell introduces wide receiver Tavon Austin (West Virginia) as the eighth overall pick of the 2013 NFL Draft by the St. Louis Rams at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Tavon Austin Impressing Rams, CB Janoris Jenkins


The St. Louis Rams lost Danny Amendola to the New England Patriots in the offseason. They reloaded in free agency with tight end Jared Cook and then drafted West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin.

Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins spoke with NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano on Monday. The Rams draft pick Jenkins praised Austin.

“I think we are going to be a lot better,” Jenkins said, via NFL.com. “We have more weapons around Sam (Bradford) and guys that can make plays with the ball in their hands.”

Sam Bradford needs more weapons to help their offense succeed. They’ve also lost running back Steven Jackson this offseason. Nevertheless the Rams will need Austin to succeed for them to be successful.

“He’s pretty fast, he’s a dynamic receiver. Great speed, great hands, great quickness,” Jenkins said. “I think he can be very special. He’s just got to work, stay focused and, like I said, just put himself around positive people. But as far as talent-wise he has it all.”

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