The NFL Draft is fast approaching which means teams are quickly having to decide upon and prioritize their draft boards. For the Tennessee Titans, the No. 10 overall pick can bounce in a number of directions, from taking a stout defensive tackle, to a blazing fast defensive end or even a shutdown offensive guard. But the Titans aren’t suffering from tunnel vision when it comes to their options and they’ve added Texas Longhorns safety Kenny Vaccaro to the list of possibilities.
According to the Dallas Morning News, Vaccaro is set to work out for the Titans on Wednesday after impressing teams at the Longhorns Pro Day this week.
— Brandon George (@dmn_george) March 26, 2013
Vaccaro is quickly solidifying his status as a top-15 pick, as his Pro Day with the Longhorns impressed all the right people. The Pittsburgh Steelers had a presence at the workout but from the looks of it, Vaccaro won’t last that long in the draft, especially now that the Titans have shown an interest. Critics are starting to warm up to Vaccaro, as Russ Lande of the National Football Post claims that from what he’s seen out of the Texas safety this season through his Pro Day, he’s expecting him to surpass Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie standout and Alabama defensive product Mark Barron.
His on field play in 2012 was outstanding and put him in position to be a top ten selection, so in order to assure he is drafted that high he needs to run better and display good quickness and speed throughout his workout. I expect him to shine as he is a better safety prospect than Mark Barron who was drafted seventh overall last year and could lock up a spot in the top ten.
- Russ Lande, National Football Post
That might be a bit stiff in terms of being correct, but it shows that everyone is starting to see the talent Vaccaro possess, and with good safeties being a premium in the NFL, Vaccaro’s stock is only going to rise from now until the draft.