23 Sep 2020

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RB Ke’Shawn Vaughn, Vanderbilt

Sep 1, 2018; Nashville, TN, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn (5) rushes against Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders safety Kylan Stribling (17) during the second half at Vanderbilt Stadium. Vanderbilt won 35-7. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

#5
HT: 5’10”
WT: 218 lbs
DOB: N/A
Year: Redshirt Senior
High School: Pearl-Cohn (Nashville, TN)
Accolades: Senior Bowl.

Ke’Shawn Vaughn scouting report

Speed/Athleticism: Ke’Shawn Vaughn has some serious speed. Will probably run a low 4.4 forty. While he’s very athletic, his running style is very plain and downhill, very different for someone of his skill set.

Contact Balance: Contact balance is inconsistent with Vaughn. Shows an ability to continue runs, but again, it’s flashy and inconsistent at best. When he breaks a tackle, he’s gone.

Receiving Ability: Good receiver out of the backfield. Was used often as part of the passing attack. Vaughn does need to improve upon his catching fundamentals. Struggles sometimes with alligator arms.

Blocking Ability: Not a good blocker. Correctly identifies his assignments, but he doesn’t have the strength nor the resolve to win in those situations. Oftentimes is sent flying by the defender backward.

Field Vision/Football IQ: Vaughn shows good field vision and creates space. He finds the holes and bursts through it. Ran behind a horrendous line at Vanderbilt in 2019 and still managed to rush for over 1000 yards. Sometimes he will try to create too much and string the play out too long instead of planting his foot and getting upfield.

Leadership/Personality: N/A.

Overall: Ke’Shawn Vaughn is overall a solid running back prospect. He has good speed, and his skill set is versatile enough for NFL teams to see him as a piece that they can use. Because of his lack of blocking ability, I think the NFL will look at him as a day three type of a guy, and try to use him as a third-down back.

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