St. Louis Rams Week 1: Who and What to Watch

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Tavon Austin

August 14, 2015; Oakland, CA, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) runs with the football during the first quarter in a preseason NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. The Raiders defeated the Rams 18-3. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

After a solid preseason and with a new offensive coordinator, this could be Tavon’s year, but we’ve heard all that before. The first step in that journey is Seattle. The Rams could really use Austin’s playmaking ability to break open Seattle’s stingy defense. It will be intriguing to see how Austin is incorporated into the offense after we got an exciting glimpse in preseason. Austin is incredibly fast and creative in open space. he is far more athletic than even the best safeties in the league. With Earl Thomas not 100%, and the absence of Chancellor, Austin may finally have all his stars align for a big night.

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