Austin traded to Cowboys

ARLINGTON TX- NOVEMBER 05 A Dallas Cowboys helmet at AT&T Stadium

ARLINGTON TX- NOVEMBER 05 A Dallas Cowboys helmet at AT&T Stadium

As exciting as it was to see the Los Angeles Rams select all of their new rookies during the 2018 NFL Draft, one of the biggest surprises from the weekend was the team finally finding a trade partner for Tavon Austin. After putting up 1,575 combined yards in 2015 and 2016, Austin tallied just north of 300 last season.

Austin gets a fresh start in Dallas, which turned around and traded away fellow wide receiver Ryan Switzer not long thereafter.

The eighth overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft out of West Virginia, Austin never panned out with the Rams.

On NFL Network's broadcast of the draft, former NFL running back Reggie Bush said, "The Cowboys need speed, they need some impact players, they just lost Jason Witten and Dez Bryant, so hopefully they figure out how to use this kid the right way because I believe he has a lot of talent and that speed is just something that you can not teach".

From adding depth to the offensive line with players Joseph Noteboom and Brian Allen to from filling needs at linebacker with Micah Kiser, Los Angeles has plenty of reasons to be thrilled with their selections from this year's draft.

Austin did have 59 carries for 270 rushing yards and a score in 2017.

Austin has had 194 catches for 1,689 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career.

Austin, 27, is a short-statured shifty wideout who best operates out of the slot within a spread-type offense-obviously, this caters more to the collegiate world.

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