Austin relishes St. Louis escape

Despite all his achievements and accolades at West Virginia, wide receiver Tavon Austin didn’t realize how many friends he had until he was chosen eighth overall in the NFL by the Rams two weeks ago.

“Everybody expects a lot of things from you as far as money,” Austin said. “Everybody wants to be around you. My phone doesn’t stop ringing now. It feels like they’re counting my bank account now. So that’s probably the hardest thing for right now — just people.”

People who are coming out of the woodwork, long lost relatives, “cousins” he never knew he had.

“Smart, competitive, they’re very well coached,” Fisher said. “They did a nice job at West Virginia coaching them with the little detail things — the release on the line of scrimmage, route running. So they’re probably ahead of most from a first-impression standpoint, which is really encouraging for us.

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