Vaccaro Runs, Jumps at NFL Combine

Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro participated in NFL Combine drills on Tuesday.

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 — 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.

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