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The Newest Saint - Kenny Vaccaro (w/ scouting reports, stats, pics & highlights)


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Kenny Vaccaro (SS)
HT: 6'0" WT: 214LBS.
POSITION: SS
SCHOOL: Texas
ARM LENGTH: 32 3/4"
HANDS: 10"

40 YARD DASH: 4.63 SEC
BENCH PRESS: 15 REPS
VERTICAL JUMP: 38.0 INCH
BROAD JUMP: 121.0 INCH
3 CONE DRILL: 6.78 SEC
20 YARD SHUTTLE: 4.06 SEC


Career stats at UT:
Played in 51 games, starting 32 games. 264 tackles, 16 tackles for loss (59 yards), 2 sacks, 5 interceptions, 21 pass break ups, 4 forced fumbles and 11 QB pressures.


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As a senior in 2012, Vaccaro was named an All-American by Pro Football Weekly.


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Strengths: Prototypical size and build for the position. Possesses a high-cut frame with good overall musculature. Shows very good straight-line speed, agility, balance and hip flexibility. Athleticism for coverage duties are enhanced by Vaccaro's vision and instincts. Quickly locates the ball and shows an understanding of route-progression, rarely getting caught out of position.
Often asked to drop down from his free safety position to cover the slot, demonstrating a smooth backpedal, hip turn and the burst out of his breaks to stay in the hip pocket of his opponent. Hasn't generated the number of interceptions of prior UT defensive backs, but has good ball skills and showed greater willingness to jump routes as a senior.

Highly aggressive run defender. Flies to the line in run support, demonstrating a physical pop and generally reliable open-field tackling skills. Possesses the long, strong arms for the drag-down tackle, as well as good closing speed in pursuit and on the occasional blitz.

Weaknesses: Can get out of control in his aggression toward the line of scrimmage. Will duck his head in his attempt to make the big hit and leave cut-back lanes for patient, explosive runners to take full advantage. Must do a better job of wrapping up, rather than leading with his shoulder.

Hasn't shown the consistency as ballhawk considering his hype, recording only five interceptions in 51 career games. Teams will want to ask Vaccaro about a few run-ins with authorities. He was reportedly arrested following a fight with another Texas student in 2009 and again in 2012 after failing to obey a lawful order, a misdemeanor.

Compares To: Eric Weddle, FS, San Diego Chargers -- Like the highly instinctive and versatile Weddle, Vaccaro has the athleticism and size to line up wherever his NFL team needs him most. Vaccaro hasn't yet shown the same ball skills as the Chargers' Pro Bowler but showed signs of improving in this area as a senior.

--Rob Rang


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University of Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro looks to be the complete package. Not only can he lay the wood on a receiver downfield, this true senior can cover like a cornerback.
Vaccaro is an All-American caliber player with above-average size and more than adequate speed. He is at his best in coverage, whether it be man or zone. Very fluid lower half and doesn't need a lot of steps to change direction or accelerate. May not be able to keep up with the best tight ends out there, but he is athletic enough to challenge them by climbing the ladder to make a play on the ball. When in zone coverage, he can get caught flat-footed when peeking at the quarterback's eyes. He is a very disciplined player though and plays with something almost like a sixth sense for feeling what the offense is trying to do.

Great hands, really goes after the ball when in coverage. Near-receiver like skills in his ability to quickly turn, locate the ball, and come down with the turnover. Not a consistently reliable tackler. Looks to make the big, jarring hit rather than wrap up at times. Vaccaro is very willing in run support and should transition nicely when he learns to avoid some of his collision tackles.



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04/25/13 - DANE BRUGLER'S FINAL 2013 DRAFT BOARD: 25. S Kenny Vaccaro, Texas (6-0, 214, 4SR)...Although he needs to do a better job breaking down and finishing in space, Vaccaro has the physical nature and athleticism to cover in space and defend the run. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com



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Placebeaux
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re: The Newest Saint - Kenny Vaccaro (w/ scouting reports, stats, pics & highlights)


Looks like Vinny from jersey shore.





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Starting to like the pick better... watched the sports science on him... kid is a hell of an athlete





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While it doesn't sound great, he sounds more athletic than Harper





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re: The Newest Saint - Kenny Vaccaro (w/ scouting reports, stats, pics & highlights)


40 YARD DASH: 4.63 SEC
BENCH PRESS: 15 REPS
VERTICAL JUMP: 38.0 INCH

Eric Reid has better numbers.






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Lazy But Talented
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re: The Newest Saint - Kenny Vaccaro (w/ scouting reports, stats, pics & highlights)


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Eric Reid has better numbers.


You had to go there...






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AnotherRound
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re: The Newest Saint - Kenny Vaccaro (w/ scouting reports, stats, pics & highlights)


I laughed at those early draft predictions to pick this POS.....

I guess I knew/ know nothing






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LooseCannon22282
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re: The Newest Saint - Kenny Vaccaro (w/ scouting reports, stats, pics & highlights)


Bump.

he'll cover better than Harper ever would. And i'd bet the same with Jenkins.

time to get on board






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While it doesn't sound great, he sounds more athletic than Harper


You are now the sun in this shite storm, cause I can't see right now






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re: The Newest Saint - Kenny Vaccaro (w/ scouting reports, stats, pics & highlights)


Ran a 4:48 at the combine.





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LINKRan a 4:48 at the combine.


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How is he a POS? Jesus christ






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re: The Newest Saint - Kenny Vaccaro (w/ scouting reports, stats, pics & highlights)


Added some more profile links.

Doesn't look like a bad pick.






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he'll cover better than Harper ever would. And i'd bet the same with Jenkins.


Since you're in a clairvoyant mode, what's the stock market going to do next week?






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Hugo Stiglitz
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re: The Newest Saint - Kenny Vaccaro (w/ scouting reports, stats, pics & highlights)


Back to the Poli board





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How is he a POS? Jesus christ


Football wise he is pretty overrated = POS at this point in the draft.

I hate this pick.... HATE THIS PICK. Yes better than Harper, but doesn't upgrade the D to the degree of a OLB or DT at this spot.

Did you watch him ASAP?????? Cause I did (and the Texas D for that matter). Has cover disabilities. The Texas D was a sieve (gave up yards on the order of Saints 2012)

Therefore...... POS






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SB Nation

Some good stories and highlight films in this link. Looks like he got in a little trouble in Austin.






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Sid in Lakeshore
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AnotherRound


Yeah. Everything I read says he can cover slot and TE's. I think I'll trust the professionals over random internet guy with panties in wad.

frick you, you POS.






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JLock
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AnotherRound


Just stop. He was put on an island with Tavon Austin this season and held him to 3 catches for about 30 yards, after Austin was shitting all over our corners before that. He shut down Ryan Swope, who is a very good slot receiver, down the year before and pretty much locked down anyone he was matched up with. Just because the rest of the Texas defense sucked doesn't mean that he did. He can't cover the whole fricking field by himself.

He does have a tendency to take chances and sometimes gets burned, but you're getting a very good safety. And he's way better than Roman fricking Harper.

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Sports Illustrated Draft Grade

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Vaccaro shows great range out of the safety position, and Texas utilized him in multiple ways — dropping him deep in coverage, asking him to step up on the run, even sliding over to deal with slot receivers. The Saints could do all of that, too, and his arrival might allow them to move Malcolm Jenkins back to cornerback.




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Grade: B-plus. Vacarro’s an excellent player and he should bring a lot to the table for a Saints team that faces great offense after great offense on their schedule. The downside of this pick is that New Orleans had to pass on a much-needed edge rusher to make it.






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