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Texas’ Vaccaro can be used in every-downs role

Posted by Vic Ketchman, packers.com editor on February 24, 2013 – 12:52 pm


INDIANAPOLIS–Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro is an ideal fit in today’s style of football. Vaccaro can be used in several roles, which means he’s an every-downs defensive back.

“I can play both safeties, nickel, dime and, in some instances, I can play corner,” Vaccaro told reporters at the scouting combine on Sunday.

At 6-0, 215, Vaccaro is big enough to support against the run and his 4.5 speed gives him the range to be a dependable back-end coverage guy. There are few red flags on Vaccaro, which has him ticketed for the first round of this year’s draft.

“Texas is in a pass-happy conference. I play in space,” he said. “I think I can bring a lot to a team, being able to play a lot of positions.”

Vaccaro and LSU free safety Eric Reid are considered to be the top two safeties in this year’s draft.

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8 Responses to “Texas’ Vaccaro can be used in every-downs role”

  1. By ted on Feb 25, 2013 | Reply

    The first defensive pick should be a top coverage Linebacker or Safety.

  2. By SmokeyJoe on Feb 25, 2013 | Reply

    How about they go out there look for the quiet guy with good skills who is humble enough to know what his weakness’ are and works hard on those weakness’ quietly instead of picking these loud mouth braggarts who think they will walk into the NFL and automaticaly dominate at their position and think they have no weakness’ at all. Honesty goes a long way when a player talks of his abilities. I would take the guy who says “yeah I need to work on my press cover. I seem to be lacking there.” Instead of the “I’m perfect and always will be” guy.

  3. By JonnyOnTheSpot on Feb 25, 2013 | Reply

    If the good O-linemen go fast in the first round (they prob will), I would love it if the Packers reached up to get this guy. Its impossible to replace Charles Woodson. If your gonna try though, I think this might be the right direction…VIOLENT HITTER /PLAYMAKER /#1 RATED SS……Im guessing we will go the LB route but Kenny Vaccaro is the guy im hoping for.

  4. By G-man on Feb 28, 2013 | Reply

    I think we need to find a replacement in the defensive line for Pickett. He’s up there in age and we need someone in the 320+ pound range to clog the middle. All the LB’s in the world won’t help us if we have a weak D line.

  5. By AJ on Mar 6, 2013 | Reply

    SmokeyJoe would probably rather have tebow over rodgers. And the packers should draft a Bama player in the first round

  6. By PACKERS R DIE on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    we should draft lacy so we dont have to throw every down bring some balance and make defences have to stack the box so AR15 Can do his thing

  7. By buzz61 on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    We need to protect Aaron 1st and foremost he cannot withstand another year of 50 sacks!O line free agent or 1st round pick.Left tackle preferably.Excited about this year for sure!!!!!!!!!!

  8. By razordazer on Mar 9, 2013 | Reply

    We dont need to better protect Rodgers. We need a running game so other teams dont get coverage sacks. Of course having a running back would put 7/8 in the box and the defense would run blitz more but with speedy cobb jordy and jones and arod getting the ball out of his hands as fast as he does he will be alright.

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