WSU DT Vaeao earns highest grade

DEFENSIVE TACKLE DESTINY VAEAO, who never redshirted at Washington State, looks to have boosted his NFL draft stock with his performance in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Saturday.

WSU's Vaeao graded out higher than anyone on his team Saturday, according to Pro Football Focus.

“Washington State defensive tackle Destiny Vaeao (+3.1) was Team National’s highest-graded player,” said PFF. “He had one stop in the run game but more importantly had one of the biggest plays of the game with the rare sack/forced fumble/fumble recovery triple-play.

“Vaeao has NFL potential and graded positively for the year both as a pass rusher and a run defender.”

For a look at how PFF grades, click here.

You can find their full NFLPA blog grading entry here

Vaeao, out of Pago Pago, American Samoa, was named second-team All-Pac-12 after starting all 13 games this past season.

He posted 41 tackles, 12 tackles-for-loss and 4 1-2 sacks. Vaeao also forced one fumble, recovered one and blocked a kick. Vaeao started 35 games over his four-year WSU career.

Left tackle Joe Dahl will play in the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala. on Saturday (11:30 a.m., NFL Network).

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