Kenny Vaccaro entered the NFL Scouting Combine as most people's projection as the top safety for the upcoming NFL Draft. And after his first round of testing — Vaccaro will almost certainly participate in Texas's Pro Day — it will be interesting to see if he can hold on to that spot.
Vaccaro put up middle-of-the-line numbers in every drill that he did, with no truly poor performances, but no standout numbers either. Vaccaro ran a 4.63 40-yard dash and bench-pressed 225 pounds 15 times during the safety measuring period on Tuesday. He also jumped 38 inches — an excellent score — and had a 10-foot-1 broad jump.
Scouts like the fact that Vaccaro combines an ability to play in man coverage with fluidity and loose hips with the ability to come up and mash ball-carriers in the running game. One of the few questions — per NFL.com — is his ability to play a centerfield role, since he was so often either in the box or matched up in man coverage in college.