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Its no secret the St. Louis Rams are desperately seeking a game changer on offense and most mocks have them taking Tavon Austin at #16. After trading Percy Harvin, the Vikings are also lacking a explosive offensive weapon at receiver and Austin would be a nice replacement for Harvin. According to the draft value chart, picks number #23 and #25 equal 1480 points. Our #15 pick is worth 1050 points.
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Tavon Austin is like a quicker and faster Darren Sproles at the WR position. A game changer that defenses will have to game plan and adjust there defense to account for. His durabilty at his size is not a question for me since he has never missed a down of football in his career playing at a major division I program. If the Vikings want to jump in front of the Rams to draft him a 430 point difference should not matter. If none of our top rated Defensive players are on the board we should only switch spots with the Rams and pick up their second or take the Vikings #23 and #25. Otherwise we should draft Tavon Austin ourselves since Sproles is going to be turning 30 next year and will be UFA in 2015.
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Its no secret the St. Louis Rams are desperately seeking a game changer on offense and most mocks have them taking Tavon Austin at #16. After trading Percy Harvin, the Vikings are also lacking a explosive offensive weapon at receiver and Austin would be a nice replacement for Harvin. According to the draft value chart, picks number #23 and #25 equal 1480 points. Our #15 pick is worth 1050 points.
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Tavon Austin is like a quicker and faster Darren Sproles at the WR position. A game changer that defenses will have to game plan and adjust there defense to account for. His durabilty at his size is not a question for me since he has never missed a down of football in his career playing at a major division I program. If the Vikings want to jump in front of the Rams to draft him a 430 point difference should not matter. If none of our top rated Defensive players are on the board we should only switch spots with the Rams and pick up their second or take the Vikings #23 and #25. Otherwise we should draft Tavon Austin ourselves since Sproles is going to be turning 30 next year and will be UFA in 2015.
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In that scenario, you would likely see us swap spots on the third or fourth rounds to balance the points. I would prefer this scenario to the one floating around about dealing with the Niners.
 

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"a quicker and faster Darren Sproles".... Huh? How much quicker and faster could Austin be?
That's like having an American Santa Claus that's fatter and much more red.
 
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Draft Tavon Austin, trade Sproles in 2014

If none of the top rated Defensive players are available at #15 should we draft Tavon Austin and trade Sproles in 2014? Tavon Austin looks like a faster and quicker Darren Sproles at the WR/returner position. With Sproles turning 30 next year and being a UFA in 2015 should we consider trading him in 2014 since his cap hit will be 4.25 million next year and we will need to make some moves to have room under the cap to sign Jimmy Graham and other players.
 

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No way in hell do we trade with the Vikings.
We all know where last's years mess got started.
 
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In that scenario, you would likely see us swap spots on the third or fourth rounds to balance the points. I would prefer this scenario to the one floating around about dealing with the Niners.
Did you check the link with the draft value chart?
NFL Draft Pick Trade Chart


At the minimum they would have to give up #25 and #52 to get close to our 1050 value for the #15 pick. If they really like Austin and want a difference maker in football games they will have to pay a premium to move up 10 spots to get him.
 

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Im on the fence about this i would love to have him and sproles could give us at least a third but i wouldnt want to draft a wr in the first round epicially with our defense
 
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9 minutes earlier you started a thread for us to trade down so that Minnesota could draft TA at 15. Are you ok buddy?

Yes if the Vikings will pay a premium for a difference maker and match up nightmare WR I would take #23 and #25 and trade with the Vikings. If the Vikings only wanted to give us #23 and their second round pick #52 then I would decline the offer and draft Tavon Austin to replace Sproles. I also said I would do this only if our top rated LB/DL player is not there at #15. Does that clear it up for you?
 

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I think it amazing how well SP and ML do with under rated players. They'd do well with trading out of the first round and grabbing every UDFA and low rounders and groom them. I think the difference is, millionaire kids just don't care, as much as hungry lower rounders. Looks what the Saints have done with the lower round guys? Ingram? muh. Aikeem Hicks -- maybe, has shown some ability. Will Smith has shown consistency. I think Jenkins has been our best high round pick in several years.

Colston, Thomas, Ivory, Cadet, Moore, Graham, many others, have often out performed the high draft picks. Trade down. Get more potential than college game day history.
 

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