Kenny Vaccaro, FS, Texas
Born: Brownwood, Texas Years in College: 3
INTs: 5 Forced Fumbles: 4
Tackles: 231 Sacks: 2.0
Overview: Vaccaro’s 6’1″ height is the ideal for modern NFL safeties. He’s able to cover the slot exceptionally well and has a good combination of speed and strength. He has a very aggressive mentality which will lead to many pass deflections and interceptions, but has hurt him when trying to make open-field tackles. He needs to work on wrapping up the ballcarrier rather than going for the big hit.
- 40 Yard Dash:4.63 seconds
- Bench Press: 15 Reps
- Vertical Jump: 38.0 inches
- Broad Jump: 121.0 inches
- 3 Cone Drill: 6.78 seconds
- 20 yard shuttle: 4.06 seconds
Draft Rankings Overall/Position: CBS Sports 14/1
Projected Team and Round: Vaccaro is a definite first rounder, but for now I see him going in the middle of the round. He did well at the combine, showing incredible quickness and a ball-hawking mentality. He may struggle with more physical receivers, but his size will help. Many teams around the league need a leader like Vaccaro, so he could go within the Top-10, but I think he’ll likely go either #16 to the St. Louis Rams or #17 to the Pittsburgh Steelers.