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Rams trade up for Tavon Austin to replace Danny Amendola

04.25.13 at 9:09 pm ET

The Rams traded up from the 16th overall pick to the eighth pick in a trade with the Bills Thursday night to select West Virginia receiver Tavon Austin.

Austin is a logical option for the Rams, who lost Danny Amendola to the Patriots in free agency. The 5-foot-8 4/8, 250-pounder ran a 4.30 second 40-yard dash at the Combine and projects to be a dangerous slot receiver in the NFL.

The Rams became the first team to select a skill position player, as offensive and defensive linemen went with the first seven picks.

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