Predicting The 2013 NFL Awards

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Jul 26, 2013; St. Louis, MO, USA; St. Louis Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin (11) carries the ball during training camp at ContinuityX Training Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Offensive Rookie Of The Year

Tavon Austin-St. Louis Rams

This 2013 draft class is not nearly as deep, or as talented as the 2012 class was in terms of offensive talent, but Austin is a guy that has the potential to really do some amazing things in this league. Austin defines the word “explosion”. He racked up 215 receptions, 2,475 yards, and 20 touchdowns over his final two seasons at West Virginia.

St. Louis is the perfect situation for Austin, because he will receive passes from one of the best young quarterbacks in the league in Sam Bradford, and the Rams as a team are slowly building themselves up to be a force to be reckoned with in the NFC West.

Austin has the perfect frame to play in the slot, but he also has the physical tools to make some plays on the outside, and that is why Austin will explode onto the NFL scene in the upcoming season. There are a lot of incoming rookies that are talented, and I know they will be productive for their respective clubs, but Austin has the rare ability to make plays in a multitude of ways, and that’s why he will walk away with the offensive rookie of the year award.

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  • Paul V. Suffriti

    “The Steelers may opt to only put him on the field for passing situations, and return him to the sidelines on first and second down.”

    How will Jarvis Jones be the “rookie defensive player of the year” if he is only potentially effective on third down passing situations? He may be an upgrade on the Steelers defense but will not be the complete player to earn the award.

    The winner will most likely be the player who can perform effectively on three downs.

    • Cyrus Geller

      The reason I think Jones will win the award because of his pass rushing prowess. I think he has the potential to really do some special things on that front. He may struggle in terms of stopping the run, but that will improve with time in the league, and in the weight room.

      • Paul V. Suffriti

        Guess I’ll have to check out what Jarvis Jones does this year with the Steelers……