NFL 2013: Who Will Cover Tavon?

Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

The Swiss army knife wide receiver/RB/return man - Tavon Austin - will have some serious talent covering him during the Rams 2013 season. Let's take a look:

Tavon Austin is the Rams shiny new weapon. He is a jack-of-all-trades, a man of many hats, a factotum. While Tavon will not be relegated to one position on the field, we can expect to see him in the slot more often than not.

Slot corners are becoming vital to defenses due to matchup nightmares such as Percy Harvin, Victor Cruz, and Wes Welker. When Tavon lines up in the slot, here are some way too early projected match-ups:

(I figured who better to guess at who the day 1 starting slot corners will be then writers for each team from around SB Nation and NFL writers for each team. Remember: these are guesses and aren't meant to be taken as gospel.)

Week 1 - 9/8 @ 3:25

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Some may think Patrick Peterson would follow Tavon Austin around, but that is highly doubtful. With burner, Chris Givens, on the outside to accompany bruiser, Brian Quick, Peterson will likely cover one of them.

Week 2 - 9/15 @ noon

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Week 3 - 9/22 @ noon

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Week 4 - 9/26 @ 7:25

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Week 5 - 10/6 @ noon

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Week 6 - 10/13 @ noon

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Week 7 - 10/20 @ noon

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Week 8 - 10/28 @ 7:30

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Week 9 - 11/3 @ noon

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Week 10 - 11/10 @ noon

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Week 11 - BYE 11/17

Week 12 - 11/24 @ noon

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Week 13 - 12/1 @ 3:25

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Week 14 - 12/8 @ 3:25

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Week 15 - 12/15 @ noon

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Week 16 - 12/22 @ noon

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Week 17 - 12/29 @ 3:25

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After reviewing all of Tavon's projected match-ups, how do you think he will fair? Which weeks do you see Tavon having an edge on the competition, and which weeks do you expect him to be contained?

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