BIOGRAPHY: Junior-college transfer who began his career at Wyoming. Led Purdue in tackles last season with numbers of 84/51/12. Junior-year totals included 73/1/7.
POSITIVES: Undersized, opportunistic defensive back with good instincts. Shows ability in zone coverage, displays good route recognition, and possesses a burst of straight-line speed. Stays with assignments and displays awareness in centerfield coverage. Aggressive, tough in run defense, and lays his shoulders into the ball-carrier.
NEGATIVES: Stiff pedaling in reverse and very quick out of his back-pedal. Gives a large cushion and displays an average break to the ball. Lacks top-end speed.
ANALYSIS: Vinson has been productive and solid at Purdue the past two seasons. He lacks top upside, yet he could find a home as a dime back in a zone system.