Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Rams' picks: Round 1/8 - Tavon Austin, WR/KR, 5-9, 174, West Virginia...The Rams gave up a second-round pick to move up eight spots and take arguably the best playmaker in the draft. Austin will play in the spot, lineup at running, return kicks, and who knows what else. QUOTE TO NOTE: "That's something I can't change. I just laugh at it now. Not really laugh, but I just smile and take it in and put it on my shoulders. I've been small my whole life. It's not going to change. I'm 5-9, but my heart plays like I'm six feet. I try to keep that mindset, keep being smart on the field, knowing when to get down, knowing when not to get down, get the first down. That's really what it boils down to." - WR Tavon Austin on his size. - The Sports Xchange
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10/06/14 - WR Tavon Austin was active after missing the Sept. 21 game against Dallas because of a knee injury. Austin played 22 snaps and had two receptions for 33 yards and two punt returns for just seven yards.
10/01/14 - WR Tavon Austin (knee) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and appears as if he has a good chance of playing Sunday.
09/22/14 - WR Tavon Austin (knee) was inactive against the Cowboys after suffering the injury the week before against Tampa Bay. Coach Jeff Fisher said Monday there was a decent chance Austin would be back for the Oct. 5 game against Philadelphia after the bye.
09/21/14 - WR Tavon Austin (knee) was one of the team's inactives Sunday. Austin, who was injured in the second quarter of last week's 19-17 win in Tampa Bay, should have a good chance to play Oct. 5 in Philadelphia. St. Louis has its bye next week.
09/19/14 - WR Tavon Austin (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys.
09/18/14 - WR Tavon Austin (knee) did not practice Thursday for the second consecutive day and it appears he won't play Sunday.
09/17/14 - WR Tavon Austin (knee) did not practice Wednesday after suffering his injury in Sunday's game against Tampa Bay. Coach Jeff Fisher said, "We're going to play Tavon when Tavon's ready to play. We're not going to let him go out there if he can't, if he doesn't have his speed and quickness. We'll just see how that goes. Obviously, he didn't do anything today. He's better, but, he didn't do anything today. With 'Sted' (Stedman Bailey) coming back, Sted gives us some versatility. Perhaps we can fill in some of those voids in the event that Tavon can't play."
09/15/14 - WR Tavon Austin suffered a mild right knee sprain against Tampa Bay Sunday and, according to coach Jeff Fisher, he hasn't been ruled out for Sunday's game against Dallas. There were reports Austin might miss two or three weeks, but Fisher wouldn't confirm those reports.
09/14/14 - WR Tavon Austin exited Sunday's 19-17 win over the Bucs in the second quarter with a knee injury and did not return. Coach Jeff Fisher had no update on the status or severity of Austin's injury after the game, so it is unclear how much addition time Austin will miss, if any. His biggest contribution in Sunday's game was an 18-yard run on a sweep play. WR Austin Pettis filled in for Austin and came up with a 27-yard reception on third-and-9 during the Rams' game-winning drive.
06/12/14 - WR Tavon Austin acknowledged that it wasn't easy learning an NFL playbook when he was a rookie last season, noting that it almost "sounded like Spanish."
He said, "It's all about getting comfortable. It was a pretty big adjustment for me at first. The playbook was different. The speed of the game was different. I eventually caught on and the game settled down."
Now, as he is going through his first full offseason, there is an even larger comfort level, and Austin said simply, "I'm much smarter."