Savard: Rams first-round pick WR Austin gets unanimous approval

Savard: Rams first-round pick WR Austin gets unanimous approval

Savard: Rams first-round pick WR Austin gets unanimous approval

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by Steve Savard / Football StL:

KMOV.com

Posted on April 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 29 at 1:32 PM

(FootballStL) -- Rarely when the Rams select in the first round is the approval unanimous. Think about past seasons and how split the fan base has been.

Not on Thursday.  The roar at the Rams draft party was overwhelming. And I'm told the roar from the war room at Rams Park was even louder.

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Jeff Fisher and Les Snead are nothing, if not decisive.  Last year, they traded down to get more picks. Tonight, they trade up. And they get the most explosive and dynamic wide receiver in the draft. And the bonus is--Austin is durable. He didn't miss games at West Virginia.

I love this pick and I love the weapons the Rams have added: Austin, Jared Cook and Jake Long.

Yes, I believe a lock-down left tackle is a weapon. For three years we've been asking when the Rams are going to give Sam Bradford weapons.

We no longer need to ask that question. 

 

 

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