Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by OhSnap, May 12, 2014.
This guy is fundamentally sound and has a great throwing motion. Real potential to replace Romo.
I wish him the best of luck same with Browning. It caught my attention how Browning played vs teams like Ark, Bama and Auburn
I really like this kid
So what makes Dustin a potential NFL commodity?
•Size - As we keep hearing, size is something NFL GMs covet at the most important position. Vaughan has prototypical size. He looks like he’ll end up playing at about 230 pounds or more once he’s been in an NFL program for a year or so. He stands tall in the pocket at 6’5” and is well built for a pocket passer.
•Arm - I’ve got limited footage to go on with Vaughn, but his arm strength is easy to see. He can make all the throws with plenty of arm to spare. He could use some refinement here and there, but Dustin has an abundance of arm talent. We’re sold.
•Accuracy - On film, he looks accurate enough. A look at his stats indicates a player who is improving. His completion percentage got better each year he was at West Texas and he topped out at 66.2 percent his senior year. Vaughan also avoided interceptions effectively over the course of his career, posting 123 touchdown passes to only 29 career picks.
•Pocket presence - Regular Rotobahn readers might remember how much we liked Russell Wilson’s on-field demeanor from his days at Wisconsin. He was as calm, cool and collected as any college QB we’ve ever scouted. Totally unflappable. That assessment has proven to be accurate, and I see some of the same things in Vaughan. Not to go overboard, and we had a lot more film on Wilson, but we like what we see so far from Vaughan.
•Intangibles - Dustin’s smart on the field and off the field as well. He was the Division II Football Academic All-American of the Year in 2012. In Division I, that honor has been won by Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning, Chad Pennington and Drew Brees--four extremely cerebral quarterbacks. It’s certainly a positive in the sense that Vaughan is a committed student and learns well.
This is exactly the kind of kid we need to pick up as an UDFA. Great signing.
I'm really cheering for him. Would love to see him do well in training camp.
Stephen said they had a 6th round grade on him.