Scouting Report: Nathan Vasher

Full Name: Nathan Vasher School: Texas

Ht: 5-9.5 Wt 180 40: 4.49

Year: 4Sr Number: 3


Played in 11 games and started 10 contests and a second-team All-Big 12 selection at cornerback. Also earned third-team all-conference honors at punt returner. Finished with 33 tackles, four interceptions, 15 pass breakups and a fumble recovery. Also returned 26 punts for 370 yards (14.2-yard average)

2001: Started all 13 games, including the Holiday Bowl, at strong safety and served as the team's punt returner. Second-team choice by the league's coaches after recording 56 tackles, tying a school record with seven interceptions and 18 pass breakups.

2000: Played in 11 games at cornerback, including the Holiday Bowl, and started three as a nickel back. Also a standout on the UT's special teams units.

The Good: Versatile defender productive as both a cover corner and safety. Tough, physical and likes to mix it up. Bumps opponents throughout the route, effectively uses his body to box out receivers then times pass defenses well. Effectively redirects to the action and displays good ball skills. Game has a good degree of explosion and he flashes on the scene. Adequately defends the run; takes good angles to the action and squares into the ball carrier, wrapping up. Effective returning punts. Hard hitting.

The Bad: Game does have a little hesitation to it. Lacks the great top end speed.

The Skinny: Needs to refine his overall techniques and skills but a good prospect that could help the team in a variety of ways. Not the athlete of former Texas Longhorn Quentin Jammer but a better defensive back.

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