Stedman Bailey and Tavon Austin will be forever linked in the WVU record books, and now the dynamic duo will continue together in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams took the 5'-10" 193 lb wide receiver with the 92nd overall pick, igniting talk among Mountaineer fans that "The Greatest Show on Turf" could be back for round two.
Bailey went about where he was expected to go, as most projections had him going somewhere between the late 2nd and early 4th rounds.
The Rams are looking to re-stock a receiving corps that took a hit in the offseason with the departure of leading receiver Danny Amendola to the New England Patriots. Interestingly they chose to replace one receiver groomed in Dana Holgorsen's "Air Raid" system during his college years at Texas Tech with another in Bailey. Both Amendola and Bailey also share size, speed and style.
The hope for the Rams is that, with this emerging crop of offensive talent that has been built, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer can find a consistency that eluded him during his previous stint with the New York Jets where he spent 6 years before joining the Rams last year. Sam Bradford, Tavon Austin and Bailey are certainly a good way to stoke up an offense that ranked 23rd in the league in yards and 25th in points.