Considering Austin will work on special teams as a punt returner, and play wide receiver and running back in Brian Schottenheimer’s offense, it’s safe to predict that Wagoner is correct.
A two-time First-Team All-American, Austin averaged a remarkable 9.5 yards per carry for 1,031 yards and six scores over four seasons in Morgantown.
The 5-foot-9, 174 pound Austin also caught 288 pigskins for 3,413 yards and 29 touchdowns as a Mountaineer.
An electric presence on the gridiron capable of completing the 40-yard dash in 4.34 seconds, Austin should be a nightmare to defend.
Possibly of greater importance, opponents won’t be able to strictly focus on stopping Austin when set in a four-wide package.
Removed from a third place finish in the NFC West, the Rams (7-8-1) badly need Austin to prosper in the “Rome of the West.”
Ultimately, Tavon Austin will be anything but “vanilla” in the Rams’ attack this autumn.by