BIO: Three-year starter who led the team in tackles as a senior with 83/6.5/1. Junior numbers included 63/2/2. Used at weak side and middle linebacker in college.
POSITIVES: Productive linebacker who is best in the box. Intelligent, displays a good head for the game and is effective in run defense. Quickly fills gaps up the field, jolts ball carriers at the point and squares into tackles. Hard-hitting and goes for the knockout blow. Gets depth on drops, flashes skill in zone and takes excellent angles to the action.
NEGATIVES: Lacks speed in pursuit. Mostly works in a straight line and slows considerably when he must alter his angle of attack.
ANALYSIS: Possessing solid size/speed numbers, Vaughn was mildly productive throughout his college career but never took his game to the next level. Has the underlying skills to play in the NFL if picks up his play in all areas.