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Topic subjectJames Vaughters, Stanford (6'2, 258)
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2409512, James Vaughters, Stanford (6'2, 258)
Posted by will_5198, Sun Jan-11-15 09:41 PM
Poor man's homage to James Harrison. He's a stocky bunch of muscles with mallets for hands -- he dominates the edge against run, because he can get under anybody's pads and make them look very, very bad. As a pass rusher he's one-speed and lacks a great first-step, but again, he uses his insane hand strength to overpower blockers and he's relentless. He also shows some game-planning ability, mixing in a half decent spin move or counter, and his bend around the corner is underrated. He'll be a sneaky threat on passing downs and a great weapon on stunts.

A bit of a sleeper in the fourth round or later. I'd be more than happy to have him on my team.

+ Controls the area from the C gap to the sideline against the run; uses tight ends as blocking sleds
+ Great punch that puts much bigger linemen on their heels
+ Moved around all over the place, even at defensive tackle occasionally
- Lacks ideal length and speed
- Not a very good player in space