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 Is Happy To Be One Of Sam Bradford’s Toys


The St. Louis Rams were looking to find a dynamic wide receiver who could change their offense for the better. Some injury filled seasons prevented Danny Amendola, who signed with the New England Patriots to replace Wes Welker, never was able to live up to expectations.

The Rams selected West Virginia wide out Tavon Austin in April’s 2013 NFL Draft. In his brief time with the Rams, Austin says that he already has a good relationship with and communication with Sam Bradford.

“He looked for me a lot at practice,” Austin told NFL Network’s Andrew Siciliano. “He definitely believes in me and I definitely feel good about myself. He kind of talked to me, let me know the things I’m doing good, the things I’m doing bad as far as landmarks, if I should have kept the corner high or should I bend it off. I definitely believe he got a lot of trust in me and I got trust in him.”

Sam Bradford has many new weapons this summer, and Austin is competing to become his favorite.

“I can say I’m one of his new toys,” Austin said. “Me and Jared (Cook) and Stedman (Bailey) probably one of the new toys that came to the family. I just hope that my number gets called a lot and then at the end of the season he can really say I was one of his toys.”

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  • Ricardo Palma

    Tavon is going to be easy to find in open space for Sam Bradford. Tavon’s ability to get seperation will be paramount. The attention he gets will open things up for Pettis, Givens, Cook & Bailey. Our running attack will follow accordingly. Of course this is all bassed on our OL holding up. Let’s all cross our fingers . . . to good health!