Originally Posted by ABQcowboyJR
Earl is a worlds better ball hawk than Vaccaro is. Vaccaro can cover and make some plays on the ball. Vaccaro is way more of a physical presence. All in all I think Earl is one of if not the best pure free safety in the NFL and Vaccaro is going to make one heck of a NFL safety.
Whoa, let's slow our rolls here. Earl is probably the most overrated defensive back in football right now, and there is little to no evidence of him being a ballhawk in any sense of the word. He's young with a lot of potential, but if Ed Reed's torch has been passed to anyone, it's been passed to Jairus Byrd.
You're right in saying that Vaccaro is a more physical presence, and he is a bit of a tweener. I think we'd find ourselves with four strong safeties on the roster if we drafted him.