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).