Photo of Vaughn Meatoga
Grade
66.5 ?
  • 5.00 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 27 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 30.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 108.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.10 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.21 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'1" Height
  • 33" Arm Length
  • 294LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/2" Hands

Overview

Vaughn is a slightly undersized interior defensive lineman who has strong skills and technique to play either a 3 technique or possibly even defensive end in a 3-4 scheme. He has a motor that doesn't stop and has strength to bull through blockers. He is active at the point of attack with his hands and displays an array of moves. A good scheme player who benefits from free lanes and stunts, Meatoga shows up as an athletic big man when pursuing ball carriers. He is active against the run and is able to get to ball carriers and be an active tackler from his position, making him potentially attractive at 3-4 defensive end despite his height. He doesn't have a ton of pass-rush value but should be selected near the fifth round and inserted into a defensive line rotation early.

Analysis

Strengths

Meatoga is quick off the line of scrimmage and uses his eyes to pick his spots and get into the backfield to disrupt plays. He is active when fighting one on one, and also as plays break down, in pursuit. Once he gets a lane, Vaughn can explode towards the quarterback and make a play. He is an all-around athlete at the position who is polished in many aspects of his game.

Weaknesses

Meatoga is a bit undersized and has trouble getting through blocks when linemen get their hands on him early. He can be inconsistent at times and will get stalled by linemen or disappear for stretches. If Meatoga can make a quick move or jolt an O-lineman early, he often finishes and makes a play. If he gets engaged quickly he has a tough time recovering and making any production.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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