2013 NFL Draft results: Rams find their playmaker in Tavon Austin

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The Rams traded up to grab a dynamic playmaker for Sam Bradford. What does SB Nation's Rams blogger have to say about the pick?

The St. Louis Rams have been coveting a wide receiver in the first round, and they ended up finding their man, trading up to select West Virginia wide receiver Tavon Austin with the eighth overall pick. Austin is the most electric playmaker Sam Bradford has had, and is an instant upgrade to the offense.

SB Nation's Rams blog Turf Show Times is pleased with the pick, but has lingering concerns about Austin's size. Here's what blogger 3k had to say:

Well, we saw this coming to a degree.

Sam Bradford needs playmakers. The wide receiver depth chart is thin. Tavon Austin fits both of those and offers more in an offense that was crying out for a replacement, if not an upgrade, to Danny Amendola.

We'll have plenty of coverage and analysis in the weeks ahead. How much of a concern is his size? Will the Rams' offense be responsive enough to his skill set? Does the transition from a Dana Holgorsen college offense (read: crazy) to a Brian Schottenheimer-coordinated NFL offense (read: not crazy) require more than Austin can handle? Did the Rams give up too much in the trade with Buffalo?

Those aren't questions we can answer tonight.

The Rams still hold the 22nd pick in the first round.

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