Breaking Down How Kenny Vaccaro Fits Rob Ryan’s Defense

May 29, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When it comes to evaluating and drafting players, one of the most forgotten aspects is schematic fit. A prospect could have all of the necessary measurements, but if he doesn't fit the scheme, he's not going to be a target of a specific team.
The New Orleans Saints had that in mind going into the first round of the 2013 NFL draft, where they selected No. 15 overall. They had plenty of options, with many analysts and observers expecting them to select a pass-rusher like Georgia's Jarvis Jones.
They went a different direction, however.
The Saints selected Texas' Kenny Vaccaro, a 6'0", 214-pound safety who can play all over the field. His versatility was the selling point, especially his ability to play in the slot like a nickel cornerback. There's not many safeties who can do that, which is why Vaccaro was so highly rated by the team, as head coach Sean Payton explained. (via thetowntalk.com)
He's got ball skills.That's not uncommon (a lack of turnovers) when you're p...

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